# Definition of decimal

### Definitions

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

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### Derived forms

decimally (ˈdecimally) adverb

### Word origin of 'decimal'

C17: from Medieval Latin decimālis of tithes, from Latin decima a tenth, from decem ten Word forms: decimals

### Definitions

1. adjective [ADJ n]

A decimal system involves counting in units of ten. ⇒ ...the decimal system of metric weights and measures. ⇒ In 1971, the 1p and 2p decimal coins were introduced in Britain.

2. countable noun

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### Example sentences containing 'decimal'

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## Translations for 'decimal'

British English: decimal /ˈdɛsɪməl/ ADJECTIVE

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*decimal*system involves counting in units of ten....the decimal system of metric weights and measures.- Arabic: عُشْرِيّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: decimal
- Chinese: 十进位的
- Croatian: decimalni
*decimalna* - Czech: desetinný
- Danish: decimal
- Dutch: decimaal
- European Spanish: decimal
- Finnish: desimaali-
- French: décimal
- German: Dezimal-
- Greek: δεκαδικός
*δεκαδική* - Italian: decimale
- Japanese: 十進法の
- Korean: 십진법의
- Norwegian: desimal-
- Polish: dziesiętny
*dziesiętna* - Portuguese: decimal
- Romanian: zecimal
*zecimal, zecimală, zecimali, zecimale* - Russian: десятичный
*десятичная* - Spanish: decimal
- Swedish: decimal
- Thai: เลขทศนิยม
- Turkish: onluk
- Ukrainian: десятковий
- Vietnamese: thập phân

British English: decimal NOUN

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*decimal*is a fraction that is written in the form of a dot followed by one or more numbers which represent tenths, hundredths, and so on: for example .5, .51, .517....simple math concepts, such as decimals and fractions.- Brazilian Portuguese: decimal
- Chinese: 小数
- European Spanish: decimal
- French: décimale
- German: Dezimalzahl
- Italian: decimale ()
- Japanese: 小数
- Korean: 소수
- Portuguese: decimal
- Spanish: decimal

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