from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to the position of two celestial bodies when they are 60° apart.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or noting the aspect or position of any two celestial bodies separated by 60°.
- n. The specific term used for a quantile of six equal proportions.
- n. statistics Any of the subsets thus obtained.
- n. A segment that is a sixth of the whole.
- n. A sextile aspect or position.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Measured by sixty degrees; fixed or indicated by a distance of sixty degrees.
- n. The aspect or position of two planets when distant from each other sixty degrees, or two signs. This position is marked thus: ✶.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In astrology, noting the aspect or position of two planets when distant from each other sixty degrees or two signs.
- n. The aspect of two planets, or of the sun and a planet, when they are at a distance of 60 degrees from each other.
Latin sextīlis, one sixth, from sextus, sixth; see s(w)eks in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin sextīlis one sixth, from sextus sixth + īlis -ile. (Wiktionary)