*n*. A person who believes society should switch to a base-12 counting system instead of the current base-10 system.

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**dozenal**

*adj*.

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**dozenalism**

*n*.

**Example Citations:**

**Dozenalists**aren't cranks or crotchety anti-metric grouches. We just find the dozenal system easier, more efficient, and otherwise better than the decimal.

—Donald P Goodman quoted in Alex Bellos, "

**Dozenalists**of the world unite! Rise up against the tyranny of ten!,"

*The Guardian*, December 12, 2012

Die-hard fans of the number 12 — dubbed "

—Janice Lloyd, "12/12/12: Dozens of ways to seize the day, month, year,"

**dozenalists**" — say the real time to celebrate is 2016 because they are counting in base 12. The rest of us learn to count in base 10. That new year will be huge to the**dozenalists**.—Janice Lloyd, "12/12/12: Dozens of ways to seize the day, month, year,"

*USA Today*, December 12, 2012

**Earliest Citation:**

**Dozenalists**are a diverse bunch- like any group of people. Some

**dozenalists**believe the only way forward is to adopt a base-12 counting system and have a system of weights and measures where the units are related totally by the factor 12 and its squares, cubes etc. However, some other

**dozenalists**just believe that the number 12 should play a large part in present systems of W&M within the context of a base-10 numeral system.

—Bryan Perry, "FPS Vs. MKS?" (comment),

*Physics Forums*, March 6, 2004

**Notes:**

The base-12 counting system is usually called the

*duodecimal*system, but many people also refer to it as the*dozenal*system, which is the source of term**dozenalist**.

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