# Dictionary Definition

sixty adj : being ten more than fifty [syn:
60, lx, threescore] n : the cardinal
number that is the product of ten and six [syn: 60, LX]

# User Contributed Dictionary

## English

### Etymology

Old English sixtiġ### Pronunciation

### Numeral

sixty- The cardinal number occurring after fifty-nine and before sixty-one, represented in Roman numerals as LX and in Arabic numerals as 60. Ordinal: sixtieth.

- Arabic numerals: 60
- Roman
numerals: LX
- Last: fifty-nine, fifty
- Next: sixty-one, seventy

#### Translations

cardinal number

- Arabic: (sittú:n)
- Aramaic:
- Basque: hirurogei
- Bosnian: šezdeset
- Breton: tri-ugent
- Bulgarian: шестдесет (šestdeset)
- Chinese: 六十 (liù shí)
- Crimean Tatar: altmış
- Croatian: šezdeset
- Czech: šedesát
- Danish: tres
- Dutch: zestig
- Esperanto: sesdek
- Finnish: kuusikymmentä
- French: soixante
- Georgian: სამოთსი (samotsi)
- German: sechzig
- Greek: εξήντα (exínda)
- Hebrew: שִׁשִּׁים (šiším) m|f
- Hungarian: hatvan
- Icelandic: sextíu
- Interlingua: sexanta
- Irish: seasca
- Italian: sessanta
- Japanese: 六十 (rokú-jū)
- Korean: 예순 (yesun), 60 (yuksip)
- Kurdish:
- Latin: sexaginta
- Maltese: sittin
- Manx: tree feed
- Norwegian: seksti
- Novial: sixanti
- Polish: sześćdziesiąt
- Portuguese: sessenta
- Romanian: şaizeci
- Russian: шестьдесят (šest’desját)
- Sanskrit:
- Serbian: шездесет (šezdeset)
- Sinhala: හැට (hata)
- Slovak: šesťdesiat
- Spanish: sesenta
- Swahili: sitini
- Swedish: sextio
- Tatar: алтмыш, altmış
- Turkish: altmış
- Ukrainian: шiстьдесят (šist’desját)
- Welsh: trigain vigesimal, traditional, chwe' deg decimal
- West Frisian: sechstich

# Extensive Definition

60 (sixty) is the natural
number following 59 and
preceding 61. Being
thrice twenty, 60 is called "three score" in
some older literature.

## In mathematics

Sixty is a composite number with divisors 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 12, 15, 20, 30, making it also a highly composite number. Because 60 is the sum of its unitary divisors (excluding itself), it is a unitary perfect number. Being ten times a perfect number, 60 is a semiperfect number.60 is the smallest number divisible by the
numbers 1 to 6. (There is no smaller number divisible by the
numbers 1 to 5). 60 is the smallest number with exactly 12
divisors.

This number is the sum of a pair of twin primes
(29 + 31), as well as the sum of four consecutive primes (11 +
13 + 17 + 19). It is adjacent to two prime numbers (59,61).

The smallest non-abelian
simple
group has order 60.

In geometry, 60 is the number of
seconds in a minute, and the number of
minutes in a degree. In
normal space, the 3 interior angles of an equilateral
triangle each measure 60 degrees,
adding up to 180 degrees.

The Babylonian
number system had a base of
sixty. The number system in the Mali Empire
was apparently also based on sixty (this is reflected in the
counting system of the Maasina
Fulfulde, a variant of the Fula
language spoken in contemporary Mali). A number system
with base-sixty is called the sexagesimal (original
meaning of sexagesimal is sixtieth).

The sexagenary
cycle plays a role in Chinese
calendar and numerology. (Originally, sexagenary means sixty
each, also centenary means one hundred each.)

Because 60 is divisible by the sum of its digits
in base 10, it is a Harshad
number.

In and in lang-la sexagena equals 60 = 5 dozen = 1/2 small gross.
This quantity was used in international
medieval treaties e.g. for ransom of captured Teutonic
Knights.

## In science

- The atomic number of neodymium, a lanthanide. The neodymium following element with the ordinal number 61 (promethium) has in contrast to the neighbour elements no stable isotopes.

### Astronomy

- Messier object M60, a magnitude 10.5 galaxy in the constellation Virgo
- The New General Catalogue object NGC 60, a spiral galaxy in the constellation Pisces
- The Saros number of the solar eclipse series which began on -1020 May 18 and ended on 260 June 26. The duration of Saros series 60 was 1280.1 years, and it contained 72 solar eclipses. The Saros number of the lunar eclipse series which began on -700 March 8 and ended on 616 May 7. The duration of Saros series 60 was 1316.2 years, and it contained 74 lunar eclipses.

## In religion

## In other fields

Sixty is:- In time, the number of seconds in a minute, and the number of minutes in an hour.
- 60 Minutes, a CBS investigative television show
- Sixty Minute Man was a TV show starring Kenny Baumann
- The number of the European route E60 from Brest, France, to Constanţa, Romania
- A common speed limit, in miles per hour, for freeways in many U.S. states
- A common speed limit, in kilometers per hour, in urban areas in Russia
- In years of marriage, the diamond wedding anniversary
- The maximum number of marbles (game pieces) in Chinese checkers
- The code for international direct dial calls to Malaysia
- The highest obtainable level on World of Warcraft (not including World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade)
- Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip was a TV show on NBC (2006-07)
- Gone in Sixty Seconds is a movie starring Nicholas Cage
- Miss Sixty is a women's apparel brand
- The total number of cards in the game Racko

## In music

- “Sixty Minute Man,” a song by the Dominoes
- "60 Second Song for a Bank, with the Words, May We Help You," a song by John Denver
- "Sixty Years On," a song by Elton John

## In sports

- New York Yankees Babe Ruth hit 60 home runs in 1927
- Atlanta Falcons Tommy Nobis uniform #60
- Philadelphia Eagles Chuck Bednarik uniform #60
- NBA: Gilbert Arenas set a Washington Wizards franchise record scoring 60 points on Dec. 17, 2006 (leading the Wizards to a 147-141 win over the Los Angeles Lakers).

## References

sixty in Catalan: Seixanta

sixty in Chuvash: 60 (хисеп)

sixty in Corsican: 60 (numeru)

sixty in Danish: 60 (tal)

sixty in German: Sechzig

sixty in Spanish: Sesenta

sixty in Esperanto: Sesdek

sixty in Basque: Hirurogei

sixty in French: 60 (nombre)

sixty in Gan Chinese: 60

sixty in Korean: 60

sixty in Interlingua (International Auxiliary
Language Association): 60 (numero)

sixty in Italian: 60 (numero)

sixty in Hebrew: 60 (מספר)

sixty in Haitian: 60 (nonm)

sixty in Kurdish: Şêst

sixty in Lithuanian: 60 (skaičius)

sixty in Lombard: Nümar 60

sixty in Hungarian: 60 (szám)

sixty in Malay (macrolanguage): 60
(nombor)

sixty in Dutch: 60 (getal)

sixty in Japanese: 60

sixty in Norwegian: 60 (tall)

sixty in Norwegian Nynorsk: Talet 60

sixty in Polish: 60 (liczba)

sixty in Portuguese: Sessenta

sixty in Russian: 60 (число)

sixty in Simple English: Sixty

sixty in Slovenian: 60 (število)

sixty in Swedish: 60 (tal)

sixty in Thai: 60

sixty in Vietnamese: 60 (số)

sixty in Wu Chinese: 60

sixty in Yiddish: 60 (נומער)

sixty in Contenese: 60

sixty in Chinese: 60