Meaning of hexadecimal

hex•a•dec•i•mal

Pronunciation: (hek"su-des'u-mul), [key]
— adj. Computers, Math.
  1. of or pertaining to a numbering system that uses 16 as the radix, employing the numerals 0 through 9 and representing digits greater than 9 with the letters A through F.
  2. relating to or encoded in a hexadecimal system, esp. for use by a digital computer.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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