sextile

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin sextīlis one sixth, from sextus sixth + īlis -ile.

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sextile ‎(not comparable)

  1. (astronomy, astrology) Of or denoting the aspect or position of any two celestial bodies separated by 60°.

NounEdit

sextile ‎(plural sextiles)

  1. (statistics) The specific term used for a quantile of six equal proportions; any of the subsets thus obtained.
  2. A segment that is a sixth of the whole.
  3. (astronomy, astrology) A sextile aspect or position.

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