Sextile meaning

sĕkstīl, -stəl
Of or relating to the position of two celestial bodies when they are 60° apart.
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The aspect of two celestial bodies 60 degrees, or one sixth of a circle, apart.
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Designating this aspect.
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(astronomy) Of or noting the aspect or position of any two celestial bodies separated by 60°.
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(statistics) The specific term used for a quantile of six equal proportions.
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Statistics Any of the subsets thus obtained.
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A segment that is a sixth of the whole.
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(astronomy) A sextile aspect or position.
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Origin of sextile

  • Latin sextīlis one sixth from sextus sixth s(w)eks in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin sextÄ«lis one sixth, from sextus sixth + Ä«lis -ile.

    From Wiktionary