duodecimal


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duodecimal

1. relating to twelve or twelfths
2. a twelfth
3. one of the numbers used in a duodecimal number system
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By this way, systematic saju predictions are made for cosmic movements, abnormal climate and even apocalypse by the binary, decimal, duodecimal and sexagesimal scales.
Los veinte cuerpos se distribuian en cinco grupos de cuatro, definidos por un sumando o incremento derivado de la base duodecimal del sistema metrico, segun el simple juego de dobles y mitades (1 1/2, 3, 6, 12, 24 lignes secondes); los cuerpos de cada grupo duplicaban su tamano en el grupo siguiente, con lo que las franjas de antano se alineaban ahora en un complejo entramado gobernado por el numero.
Most problems involving "Halifax" or sterling currency had been removed and replaced by a shorter section on "Decimal and Duodecimal Currencies," justified by reference to trade with the "Lower British American Colonies" (the Maritime Provinces).
If we can convert our currency from duodecimal to decimal and, in Sweden, change from driving on the left to driving on the right over a single weekend, it should be possible to tame our wayward spelling.
En primer lugar calculaba matematicamente las proporciones que habia de emplear de cada metal para obtener la aleacion de vellon con la ley exigida, la finura del vellon se determinaba por ley duodecimal estimada en dineros, una ley de 12 dineros, seria plata pura, en tanto que una ley de 3 dineros (1/4 parte de plata) obligaria a una aleacion de un 75% de cobre y un 25% de plata, a su vez par afinar mas los dineros se dividian en meajas, pujesas y granos, de forma que cada dinero contenia 2 meajas o 4 pujesas o 24 granos, es decir se podia afinar hasta 288 granos, y dicho de otra forma una ley de 4 dineros y pujesa equivaldria a lo mismo que decir 4 dineros y 6 granos.
The defective 2- and 20-series, however, may be analyzed differently, as residues of a duodecimal (based on 12) and of a vigesimal (based on 20) series, respectively.
He also worked on several similar devices, including a 'Rectangulus' which established the difference between the decimal and duodecimal systems.
On the other hand, many musicians are aware of the deficiency of the chords sound [sic] on the pianoforte and the organ that have been tuned according to the duodecimal temperament.
In the France of 1801 the old duodecimal system ran alongside the new decimal system.
The duodecimal series is: cai, pao, yi, mao, si, sai, sanga, met, san, rao, set, kai.
The multiplication of the number of currencies existing in Europe was briefly checked only by the Carolingians after 780 AD with the introduction of the duodecimal system (the livre-lira-pound system, which persisted in Britain until 1971 in the form of [pounds].
A question involving shillings and pence was altered to feet and inches because, whereas money altered to a decimal format in the UK in 1971, the measurement of distance is still principally duodecimal, especially among old people.