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Of, relating to, or based on the number 60.

[From Latin sexāgēsimus, sixtieth; see Sexagesima.]


(Mathematics) relating to or based on the number 60: sexagesimal measurement of angles.
(Mathematics) a fraction in which the denominator is some power of 60; a sixtieth


(ˌsɛk səˈdʒɛs ə məl)

pertaining to or based upon the number 60.
[1675–85; < Medieval Latin sexāgēsimālis < Latin sexagesimus]
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Adj.1.sexagesimal - of or relating to or reckoning in sixtieths; "the sexagesimal divisions of hours and degrees"
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However, unlike the modern form of trigonometry, Babylonian mathematics used a sexagesimal system.
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in Babylonia witnessed the emergence of impressively high-level mathematical thinking, including number theory based on a complex sexagesimal system, which existed side-by-side with a decimal system, and a complete thesaurus of mathematical terminology (see Friberg 2007: 1-11).
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