sextate

See also: Sextate

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin sextus (sixth) + English -ate; compare quintate, septimate, and decimate

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

sextate (present participle sextating)

  1. (rare) Reduce by one sixth.
    • 1791, Emanuel Swedenborg, The Apocalypſe Revealed II, page 101
      Becauſe ſix ſignified Full, the Word to ſextate (to divide into ſix, of to give a ſixth Part) originated thence, by which in a ſpiritual Senſe is ſignified that which is complete and entire, as That they ſhould Sextate an Ephah out of an Homer of Barley, (i. e. take a Sixth of an Ephah) Ezek. xlv. 13. and it is ſaid of Gog, I will turn thee back, and will Sextate thee (leave but a ſixth Part of thee) Ezek. xxxix. 2. by which is ſignified, that with him all Truth of Good in the Word ſhould be totally deſtroyed; who are meant by Gog, may be ſeen N. 850.
  2. (rare) Reduce to one sixth.
    • 1791, Emanuel Swedenborg, The Apocalypſe Revealed II, page 101
      Becauſe ſix ſignified Full, the Word to ſextate (to divide into ſix, of to give a ſixth Part) originated thence, by which in a ſpiritual Senſe is ſignified that which is complete and entire, as That they ſhould Sextate an Ephah out of an Homer of Barley, (i. e. take a Sixth of an Ephah) Ezek. xlv. 13. and it is ſaid of Gog, I will turn thee back, and will Sextate thee (leave but a ſixth Part of thee) Ezek. xxxix. 2. by which is ſignified, that with him all Truth of Good in the Word ſhould be totally deſtroyed; who are meant by Gog, may be ſeen N. 850.
    • 1883, Thomas Goyder et al., The Science of Correspondences Elucidated (6th ed.), page 450
      By sextating, or leaving but a sixth part of Gog, is signified the total destruction of every truth derived from good in such a church.

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AdjectiveEdit

sextate (not comparable)

  1. (rare) This word needs a definition. Please help out and add a definition, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.
    • 1907, Albert Mann and Percy Leroy Ricker, Report on the Diatoms of the Albatross Voyages in the Pacific Ocean, 1888–1904, page 293
      De Toni’s placing the quadrate form in Amphitetras and the sextate in Nothoceratium is of course indefensible.
  2. (rare, physics) sixfold degenerate
    • 1967, Journal of the Indian Chemical Society XLIV:ii, page 990
      The room temperature magnetic moments of these complexes were determined by the Gouy method and the values are in the range 5.7—5.9 B.M. (Table), indicative of the presence of five unpaired electrons and the sextate ground state level in these complexes.

NounEdit

sextate

  1. (rare, spectroscopy) A group of six peaks or lines
    • 1981, Proceedings of the Indian National Science Academy: Physical sciences I, page 199
      Mössbauer spectrum of pure γ− Fe₂O₃ (figure-1) shows a broadened sextate due to the presence of two subspectra.
    • 1987, Minoru Takahashi et al. [eds.], Proceedings of the International Symposium on Physics of Magnetic Materials, Sendai, Japan, April 8–11, 1987, page 392
      The spectrum could be best fitted with one sextate having broad lines which indicate the presence of more than one crystallographically nonequivalent iron sites.
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