Definitions for: Sexagenary






Webster (1913) Definition: Sex*ag"e*na*ry, a. [L. sexagenarius, fr. sexageni
sixty each, akin to sexaginta sixty, sex six: cf.
sexag['e]naire. See Six.]
Pertaining to, or designating, the number sixty; poceeding by
sixties; sixty years old.

Sexagenary arithmetic. See under Sexagesimal.

Sexagenary, or Sexagesimal, scale (Math.), a scale of
numbers in which the modulus is sixty. It is used in
treating the divisions of the circle.


Sex*ag"e*na*ry, n.
1. Something composed of sixty parts or divisions.

2. A sexagenarian. --Sir W. Scott.

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