# sexagesimal

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## sexagesimal

[¦sek·sə¦jez·ə·məl]
(mathematics)
Pertaining to a multiplicity of 60 distinct alternative states or conditions or, simply, a positional numeration system to radix (or base) 60.
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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 conflictos se encontraron cuando los profesores se enfrentan a la necesidad de elegir una unidad de medida angular (la sexagesimal o la ciclica) o utilizar numeros reales.
0, right ascensions are sexagesimal format (hh mm ss) and declinations are in degrees, minutes and seconds of arc.
A common nowadays Japanese would utter his first prayer in the first day of the year in a shinto sanctuary, but he would go to the Buddhist cemetery for the celebration of the dead and would carefully choose in the rest of the year the wedding day or the day to change the house according to a calendar with fasti and nefasti days, based on belief in the sexagesimal time cycle.
Further, the ages given for the antediluvian people named in Genesis 5 are not randomly distributed, as we would expect in a list of real people, but neatly contrived according to a precise numerical scheme, a base-60 or sexagesimal system of Babylonian origin.
The Babylonian number system was developed at around 3100BC and used base 60, called a sexagesimal system.
Even our sexagesimal minutes and seconds come, ultimately, from the base-60 calculations of Babylonian astrology.
Time and angle measurements rely on sexagesimal (base-60) system.
Segun Herodoto (II 109, 3), los griegos habrian aprendido de los babilonios a usar esos artilugios y a medir las horas por el sistema sexagesimal mesopotamico.
The Sumerian civilisation (approx 2000 BC), which grew up around present-day Iraq, introduced the sexagesimal system based on the number 60: 60 seconds in a minute, 60 minutes in an hour and so on.
Babylonians used a sexagesimal numeral system where the first arithmetic units correspond to 1, 10, 60, 60 x 10 = 600, [60.
The sexagesimal (60 as base) system with numerals denoted by letters of the Arabic alphabet.

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