Twelfthic

April 8, 2009

I thought you would like to know that William Pitt Durfee, Hobart Dean, Acting President and Math Professor (1884-1929) is cited in the OED.  He was the first to use the word “twelfthic” in 1882.  He used it in an article of the American Journal of Mathematics.

Twelfthic: A quantic of the twelfth degree.

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