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# vigesimal

## Definitions

### from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

• adjective Proceeding or occurring in intervals of 20.
• adjective Based on or relating to 20.

### from The Century Dictionary.

• Twentieth.
• Based upon twenty.

### from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

• adjective Twentieth; divided into, or consisting of, twenties or twenty parts.

• adjective Occurring in intervals of 20
• adjective To the base 20

• adjective relating to or based on the number twenty

## Etymologies

### from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Latin vīgēsimus, variant of vīcēsimus, twentieth, from vīgintī, twenty; see wīkm̥tī- in Indo-European roots.]

From Latin vīcēsimus.

## Examples

• Hence these and similar number systems, though commonly alluded to as vigesimal, are really mixed scales, with 20 as their primary base.

The Number Concept Its Origin and Development Levi Leonard Conant

• America, are always thought of and alluded to as vigesimal scales.

The Number Concept Its Origin and Development Levi Leonard Conant

• In a perfect vigesimal numeric system, third order should contain 400 days (20 x 20 x 1); but at this point Maya priests introduced a variant for calendar computation purposes.

• In a perfect vigesimal numeric system, third order should contain 400 days (20 x 20 x 1); but at this point Maya priests introduced a variant for calendar computation purposes.

• They formulated the conception of zero, a vigesimal numerical system, and a calendar more accurate than the Julian.

• Where fingers (and toes) formed the first auxiliary set for counting and provided a ready source for the first number names, a decimal (or vigesimal) system was the natural outcome if the system was later ex - tended in regular pattern.

NUMBER CHRISTOPH J. SCRIBA 1968

• The Maya scale is decimal through its first 20 numerals, and, if it is to be regarded as a mixed scale, must be characterized as decimal-vigesimal.

The Number Concept Its Origin and Development Levi Leonard Conant

• Among South American vigesimal systems, the best known is that of the

The Number Concept Its Origin and Development Levi Leonard Conant

• In its first 20 numerals it is quinary (see p. 141), and as a system must be regarded as quinary-vigesimal.

The Number Concept Its Origin and Development Levi Leonard Conant

• But in both these instances the vigesimal element preponderates so strongly that these, in common with their kindred number systems of Mexico, Yucatan, and Central

The Number Concept Its Origin and Development Levi Leonard Conant

• This problem has seethed and bubbled

And leaves me numerically troubled:

And mine is vigesimal,

Have I halved you or are you doubled?

April 5, 2014

• Love it, qms.

April 6, 2014

• gangerh confirms a reputation for exquisite taste.

April 7, 2014