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duodecimal


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Duodecimal  \Du`o*dec"i*mal\,  a.  [L.  duodecim  twelve.  See 
  {Dozen}.] 
  Proceeding  in  computation  by  twelves;  expressed  in  the  scale 
  of  twelves.  --  {Du`o*dec"i*mal*ly},  adv 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Duodecimal  \Du`o*dec"i*mal\,  n. 
  1.  A  twelfth  part  as  the  duodecimals  of  an  inch. 
 
  2.  pl  (Arch.)  A  system  of  numbers,  whose  denominations  rise 
  in  a  scale  of  twelves,  as  of  feet  and  inches.  The  system 
  is  used  chiefly  by  artificers  in  computing  the  superficial 
  and  solid  contents  of  their  work 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  duodecimal 
  adj  :  based  on  twelve;  "the  duodecimal  number  system" 




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