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360_(number)

360 (number)

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360 (three hundred and sixty) is the natural number following 359 and preceding 361.

In mathematics

360 is a convenient standard since, 360 being highly composite, it allows a circle to be divided into equal segments with each segment measured in integer degrees rather than fractional degrees.

In other fields

  • 360° is a full rotation; the term "360" refers to a trick in certain sports where the athlete rotates in the air a full 360 degrees.
  • A year is roughly calculated as 360 days; see 360-day calendar.
  • "360" is shorthand for panoramic photographs and virtual reality worlds, since it is the degree measurement of a circle.
  • 360 is a telephone area code for most of Western Washington state (includes Bellingham, Aberdeen, Olympia, but excludes Seattle area, which is area code 206).
  • 360 is the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services I-form Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant.
  • For the year AD 360, see 360.
  • Anderson Cooper 360° is a CNN television news program.
  • System/360 is a computing architecture from IBM.
  • Circle-Vision 360°.
  • Yahoo! 360° is Yahoo!'s blogging platform.
  • 360 is a famous model of electric guitar built by Rickenbacker Corporation.
  • 360-degree feedback is a process in company performance reviews of soliciting opinions from a wider range of sources.
  • 360 Architecture is an architectural design firm based out of Kansas City, Missouri
  • The Ferrari 360 Modena is a production car from the Italian automaker Ferrari.
  • The Subaru 360 was the first production car from the Japanese automaker Subaru.
  • The Xbox 360 is a video games console by Microsoft.
  • 360 (magazine) is a magazine by Imagine Publishing covering the Xbox 360.

References

  • Wells, D. (1987). The Penguin Dictionary of Curious and Interesting Numbers (p. 152). London: Penguin Group.

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