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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Assim, os sumerios inventaram o sistema de base 60 e os babilonios, o sistema posicional que continha o conceito da quantidade zero.
As civilizacoes desenvolveram sistemas com diferentes bases numericas, os babilonios utilizaram a base 60, enquanto que os maias utilizaram a base 20.
Cardiff International Airport started life as a spitfire base 60 years ago this year.
When this numerological interest was married to a sexagesimal system (base 60) and taken up by speculative Greeks, then we see astronomy emerge as a science that combined observation, record-keeping, geometry, and testable predictions.
The top brass put their weaponry on display yesterday at Camp Doha, their sprawling desert base 60 miles from the Iraqi border.
When the jet and its four crew arrived back at its base 60 miles away in Aviano "the pilot was apparently unaware that he had struck a cable or injured anyone", US Defence Secretary William Cohen said in Washington last night.
The jet limped back to base 60 miles away for an emergency landing as rescue helicopters, firemen, mountain rescuers, police, carabinieri and local volunteers rushed to the scene to search for survivors and recover bodies.
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