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  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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