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## decimal |

3 definitions found From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]: Decimal \Dec"i*mal\, a. [F. d['e]cimal (cf. LL decimalis), fr L. decimus tenth fr decem ten See {Ten}, and cf {Dime}.] Of or pertaining to decimals; numbered or proceeding by tens; having a tenfold increase or decrease, each unit being ten times the unit next smaller; as decimal notation; a decimal coinage. {Decimal arithmetic}, the common arithmetic, in which numeration proceeds by tens. {Decimal fraction}, a fraction in which the denominator is some power of 10, as 2/10, 25/100, and is usually not expressed, but is signified by a point placed at the left hand of the numerator, as .2, .25. {Decimal point}, a dot or full stop at the left of a decimal fraction. The figures at the left of the point represent units or whole numbers, as 1.05. From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]: Decimal \Dec"i*mal\, n. A number expressed in the scale of tens; specifically, and almost exclusively, used as synonymous with a decimal fraction. {Circulating}, or {Circulatory}, {decimal}, a decimal fraction in which the same figure, or set of figures, is constantly repeated; as 0.354354354; -- called also {recurring decimal}, {repeating decimal}, and {repetend}. From WordNet r 1.6 [wn]: decimal adj 1: numbered or proceeding by tens; based on ten "the decimal system" [syn: {denary}] 2: divided by tens or hundreds; "a decimal fraction"; "decimal coinage" n 1: a proper fraction whose denominator is a power of 10 [syn: {decimal fraction}] 2: a number in the decimal system

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