Definition of duodenary in English:

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Pronunciation: /d(y)o͞oˈädənerē/
Pronunciation: /ˌd(y)o͞oəˈden(ə)rē/


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.


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

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Syllabification: du·o·den·a·ry

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