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duodenary

Syllabification: du·o·den·a·ry
Pronunciation: /ˌd(y)o͞oəˈdenərē, ˌd(y)o͞o-ō-
 
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Definition of duodenary in English:

adjective

rare
Relating to or based on the number twelve.
Example sentences
  • Sexagesimal, duodenary and decimal systems based on the numbers 60, 12 and 10 are widespread.
  • This calendar system, known in Thai as naksat pi, is based on a duodenary cycle of years, each year being associated with a particular animal.
  • To be noted here is once again the forward shift of one duodenary cycle.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Latin duodenarius 'containing twelve', based on duodecim 'twelve'.

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