[ UK /dˈɛsɪmə‍l/ ]
[ US /ˈdɛsəməɫ/ ]
  1. a number in the decimal system
  2. a proper fraction whose denominator is a power of 10
  1. numbered or proceeding by tens; based on ten
    the decimal system
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How To Use decimal In A Sentence

  • Until British currency was decimalized in 1971, "pence" was represented by "d," an abbreviation for denarius. Roman Coin Cache Discovered
  • It's certainly not the notes and coins that bother me as we would be able to retain the monarchs head, as have Spain, Netherlands and Belgium, because it's no different in those terms from when we converted to decimal currency.
  • The best numbers have decimal places, for they sound more scientific. Times, Sunday Times
  • If you stop at this point, you will have a rational number that is very close to the decimal F.
  • In a decimal number, the actual value represented by a digit in that number is determined by the numeral and the position of the numeral within the number.
  • It's being asked because the figures are miniscule, going from two to four places of decimals.
  • From being tagged a failure, a boy who could not even produce a straight line on paper or understand decimals, I trusted in words, and I wrote my first poems.
  • In the past decade, so-called decimalization -- pricing stocks in pennies from fractions of a dollar -- and the automation of trading narrowed a broad field of retail market makers to the dominant five. Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion
  • The book, which went on to be widely copied and imitated, introduced the Hindu-Arabic place-valued decimal system and the use of Arabic numerals into Europe.
  • In 1960 a new decimalized currency of rands and cents replaced sterling.
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