# Dictionary Definition

# User Contributed Dictionary

## English

### Pronunciation

- (US)
- /ˈθriskɔr/
- /"TriskOr/

### Noun

threescore- Sixty
- And their brethren, heads of the house of their fathers, a thousand and seven hundred and threescore; very able men for the work of the service of the house of God. - 1 Chronicles 9:13

# 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

threescore in Catalan: Seixanta

threescore in Chuvash: 60 (хисеп)

threescore in Corsican: 60 (numeru)

threescore in Danish: 60 (tal)

threescore in German: Sechzig

threescore in Spanish: Sesenta

threescore in Esperanto: Sesdek

threescore in Basque: Hirurogei

threescore in French: 60 (nombre)

threescore in Gan Chinese: 60

threescore in Korean: 60

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

threescore in Italian: 60 (numero)

threescore in Hebrew: 60 (מספר)

threescore in Haitian: 60 (nonm)

threescore in Kurdish: Şêst

threescore in Lithuanian: 60 (skaičius)

threescore in Lombard: Nümar 60

threescore in Hungarian: 60 (szám)

threescore in Malay (macrolanguage): 60
(nombor)

threescore in Dutch: 60 (getal)

threescore in Japanese: 60

threescore in Norwegian: 60 (tall)

threescore in Norwegian Nynorsk: Talet 60

threescore in Polish: 60 (liczba)

threescore in Portuguese: Sessenta

threescore in Russian: 60 (число)

threescore in Simple English: Sixty

threescore in Slovenian: 60 (število)

threescore in Swedish: 60 (tal)

threescore in Thai: 60

threescore in Vietnamese: 60 (số)

threescore in Wu Chinese: 60

threescore in Yiddish: 60 (נומער)

threescore in Contenese: 60

threescore in Chinese: 60