Definition of senary in English:

Share this entry

senary

Pronunciation: /ˈsenərē/

adjective

rare
Relating to or based on the number six.
Example sentences
  • Base 2 is called binary, Base 3 is called ternary, Base 4 is called quaternary, Base 5 is called quinary, Base 6 is called senary, Base 7 is called septenary, Base 8 is called octonary or octal.
  • Because six is the product of the first two prime numbers and is adjacent to the next two prime numbers, many senary fractions have simple representations.

Origin

Late 16th century: from Latin senarius 'containing six', based on sex 'six'.

Words that rhyme with senary

beanery, bicentenary, catenary, centenary, deanery, greenery, machinery, plenary, scenery, septenary
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.