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Word of the Day 06/04/19 Vigesimal

Vigesimal (adjective)
vigesimal [ vahy-jes-uh-muh l ]


adjective
1. of, relating to, or based on twenty.
2. twentieth.
3. proceeding by twenties.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR VIGESIMAL
This leads the quinary into the vigesimal scale, and produces the combination so often found in certain parts of the world.
THE NUMBER CONCEPT|LEVI LEONARD CONANT

Considering the fact that the use of vigesimal counting was universal among Celtic races, this explanation is quite gratuitous.
THE NUMBER CONCEPT|LEVI LEONARD CONANT

Any number system which passes the limit 10 is reasonably sure to have either a quinary, a decimal, or a vigesimal structure.
THE NUMBER CONCEPT|LEVI LEONARD CONANT

In the following scale the vigesimal structure is still more obscure.
THE NUMBER CONCEPT|LEVI LEONARD CONANT

It counted by units and scores; in other words, it was a vigesimal system.
THE MAYA CHRONICLES|VARIOUS

Origin: 1650–60; < Latin vīgēsim(us), variant (with g of vīgintī twenty) of vīcēsimus, vīcēnsimus twentieth + -al

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