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Sextile

sextile

(Science: astronomy) Measured by sixty degrees; fixed or indicated by a distance of sixty degrees.

Origin: F. Sextil, fr. L. Sextus the sixth, from sex six. See Six.

(Science: astronomy) The aspect or position of two planets when distant from each other sixty degrees, or two signs. This position is marked thus: <8star/.

Origin: Cf. F. Aspect sextil.


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