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Decimal

see synonyms of decimal

Noun

1. decimal, decimal fraction

a proper fraction whose denominator is a power of 10

2. decimal

a number in the decimal system

Adjective

3. decimal, denary

numbered or proceeding by tens; based on ten

Example Sentences:
'the decimal system'

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Decimal

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noun
1. Also called: decimal fraction
a fraction that has a denominator of a power of ten, the power depending on or deciding the decimal place. It is indicated by a decimal point to the left of the numerator, the denominator being omitted. Zeros are inserted between the point and the numerator, if necessary, to obtain the correct decimal place
2. 
any number used in the decimal system
adjective
3. 
a. 
relating to or using powers of ten
b. 
of the base ten
4. (prenominal)
expressed as a decimal

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Decimal

see synonyms of decimal
adjective
1. 
of or based on the number 10; progressing by tens
noun
2. 
a fraction with an unwritten denominator of 10 or some power of 10, indicated by a point (decimal point) before the numerator (Ex.: .5 = 510)
: in full decimal fraction
3. 
any number written using a decimal point
: in full decimal number

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Decimal

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n.
1.
a. A linear array of digits that contains a single period, called the decimal point, is possibly preceded by a minus sign (-), and represents a real number, with each successive digit to the right of the decimal point indicating a multiple of the next negative power of 10, and each successive digit to the left of the decimal point indicating a multiple of the next non-negative power of ten, beginning with 100 = 1. For example, 245.3 represents the real number (2 × 102) + (4 × 101) + (5 × 100) + (3 × 10-1) = 200 + 40 + 5 + 3/10 , and -1.04 represents the real number (-1 × 100) + (-4 × 10-2). Also called mixed decimal.
b. Such an array of digits in which there are no nonzero digits to the left of the decimal point, representing a real number between -1 and 1. Also called decimal fraction.
2. A number written using the base 10.
adj.
1. Expressed or expressible as a decimal.
2.
a. Based on 10.
b. Numbered or ordered by groups of 10.

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