Words containing sext

Meaning of Bissextile

Bissextile means: Leap year; every fourth year, in which a day is added to the month of February on account of the excess of the tropical year (365 d. 5 h. 48 m. 46 s.) above 365 days. But one day added every four years is equivalent to six hours each year, which is 11 m. 14 s. more than the excess of the real year. Hence, it is necessary to suppress the bissextile day at the end of every century which is not divisible by 400, while it is retained at the end of those which are divisible by 400.

Meaning of Bissextile

Bissextile means: Pertaining to leap year.

Meaning of Decimosexto

Decimosexto means: A book consisting of sheets, each of which is folded into sixteen leaves; hence, indicating, more or less definitely, a size of book; -- usually written 16mo or 16.

Meaning of Decimosexto

Decimosexto means: Having sixteen leaves to a sheet; as, a decimosexto form, book, leaf, size.

Meaning of Semisextile

Semisextile means: An aspect of the planets when they are distant from each other the twelfth part of a circle, or thirty degrees.

Meaning of Sext

Sext means: The office for the sixth canonical hour, being a part of the Breviary.

Meaning of Sext

Sext means: The sixth book of the decretals, added by Pope Boniface VIII.

Meaning of Sextain

Sextain means: A stanza of six lines; a sestine.

Meaning of Sextans

Sextans means: A Roman coin, the sixth part of an as.

Meaning of Sextans

Sextans means: A constellation on the equator south of Leo; the Sextant.

Meaning of Zythum

Zythum means: A kind of ancient malt beverage; a liquor made from malt and wheat.

Meaning of Zythepsary

Zythepsary means: A brewery.

Meaning of Zythem

Zythem means: See Zythum.

Meaning of Zymotic

Zymotic means: Designating, or pertaining to, a certain class of diseases. See Zymotic disease, below.

Meaning of Zymotic

Zymotic means: Of, pertaining to, or caused by, fermentation.

Meaning of Zymosis

Zymosis means: A zymotic disease.

Meaning of Zymosis

Zymosis means: A fermentation; hence, an analogous process by which an infectious disease is believed to be developed.

Meaning of Zymose

Zymose means: Invertin.

Meaning of Zymophyte

Zymophyte means: A bacteroid ferment.

Meaning of Zymosimeter

Zymosimeter means: An instrument for ascertaining the degree of fermentation occasioned by the mixture of different liquids, and the degree of heat which they acquire in fermentation.

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