Du`o*dec"i*mal (?), a. [L. duodecim twelve. See Dozen.]

Proceeding in computation by twelves; expressed in the scale of twelves.

-- Du`o*dec"i*mal*ly, adv.


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Du`o*dec"i*mal, n.


A twelfth part; as, the duodecimals of an inch.

2. pl. Arch.

A system of numbers, whose denominations rise in a scale of twelves, as of feet and inches. The system is used chiefly by artificers in computing the superficial and solid contents of their work.


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