# duodecimal

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## du·o·dec·i·mal

(do͞o′ə-dĕs′ə-məl, dyo͞o′-)
1. Of, relating to, or based on the number 12: the duodecimal number system.
2. Of or relating to twelfths.
n.
A twelfth.

[From Latin duodecimus, twelfth, from duodecim, twelve : duo, two; see dwo- in Indo-European roots + decem, ten; see dekm̥ in Indo-European roots.]

## duodecimal

(ˌdjuːəʊˈdɛsɪməl)
(Mathematics) relating to twelve or twelfths
n
1. (Mathematics) a twelfth
2. (Mathematics) one of the numbers used in a duodecimal number system

## du•o•dec•i•mal

(ˌdu əˈdɛs ə məl, ˌdyu-)

1. pertaining to twelfths or to the number 12.
2. proceeding by twelves.
n.
3. one of a system of numbers based on the number 12.
4. one of 12 equal parts.
[1705–15; < Latin duodecim twelve + -al1]
du`o•dec`i•mal′i•ty, n.

## du·o·dec·i·mal

(do͞o′ə-dĕs′ə-məl)
Relating to or based on the number 12; having 12 as the base. In the duodecimal number system, each digit represents a multiple of a power of 12 instead of 10. Thus the duodecimal number 24 represents (2 × 121) + (4 × 120), or 28.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 duodecimal - one part in twelve equal partscommon fraction, simple fraction - the quotient of two integers Adj. 1 duodecimal - based on twelve; "the duodecimal number system"quantitative - expressible as a quantity or relating to or susceptible of measurement; "export wheat without quantitative limitations"; "quantitative analysis determines the amounts and proportions of the chemical constituents of a substance or mixture"
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## duodecimal

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These became the binary, decimal, duodecimal and sexagesimal systems which was established by the combination of 10 heavenly stems and 12 earthly branches devided by the yin and yang.
1) Compare the advantages of a decimal and of a duodecimal system of notation in reference to (1) commerce, (2) pure arithmetic; and shew by duodecimals that the area of a room whose length is 29 feet 7 1/2 inches, and breadth is 33 feet 9 1/2 inches is 704 feet 30 3/8 inches.
Al margen de esta interpretacion de fundamento biblico, la eleccion del 120 como cifra que configura las series de pedreria de la orfebreria altomedieval posee otra raiz, derivada de un sistema de calculo de base duodecimal, que se ha conservado en el mundo contemporaneo en el habitual computo por docenas de algunos articulos.
La combinacion de bases le aporta riqueza factorial: asi, se acepta que los sistemas de medida "tradicionales" o "antiguos" (anteriores a la implantacion del sistema metrico decimal del siglo XVIII) eran predominantemente de raiz duodecimal (base 12), pero este predominio no supone exclusividad--una "medida duodecimal" podia ser divisible en "base" 8; por esto mismo, 24 puntos tipograficos pueden ser tanto 8 x 3, como 12 x 2, como 6 x 4.
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Sabemos ainda que a musica chinesa mais antiga havia adotado o sistema duodecimal e que os budistas reconheciam doze causas de existencia.
Xul Solar se intereso tambien por la linguistica; creo al neocriollismo, una lengua general para America, asi como un idioma de base duodecimal al que denomino panlengua.
Iraqi authorities had said that the leader of the Soldiers of Heaven claimed that he was the Awaited Mahdi, believed by the Shiites to be the duodecimal imam.
Later in life, Aitken (1962) published an impassioned pamphlet against decimalization, proposing in its place the duodecimal system.
More than 80 per cent of Iran's estimated two million Baluchi citizens are Sunni Muslims and as such victims of religious discrimination by a regime that bases its claim of legitimacy on an extremist version of duodecimal Shiism.
La importancia del doce podria asociarse a la historia cristiana de los doce apostoles, aunque tambien podria reverberar con un periodo anterior, el de la imposicion por el Inca de la organizacion decimal sobre una anterior organizacion duodecimal.
Habia inventado tambien el panjuego, una suerte de complejo ajedrez duodecimal que se desenvolvia en un tablero de ciento cuarenta y cuatro casillas.

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