from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A linear array of digits that represents a real number, every decimal place indicating a multiple of a negative power of 10. For example, the decimal 0.1 = 1/10 , 0.12 = 12/100 , 0.003 = 3/1000 . Also called decimal fraction.
- n. A number written using the base 10.
- adj. Expressed or expressible as a decimal.
- adj. Based on 10.
- adj. Numbered or ordered by groups of 10.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The number system that uses the digits 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9.
- n. A number expressed in this system.
- n. A decimal place.
- n. A numeral written as a concatenation of successive negative powers of the base.
- n. A decimal point.
- adj. Concerning numbers expressed in decimal or mathematical calculations performed using decimal.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. 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
- n. A number expressed in the scale of tens; specifically, and almost exclusively, used as synonymous with a decimal fraction.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to the tenth or to tens; proceeding by tens.
- Relating to tithes.
- n. An expression denoting a decimal fraction by an extension of the decimal notation.
- Of an angle, one sixtieth of a right angle.
- Of an arc, one two-hundred-and-fortieth of a circumference.
- Of time, 0.01 of an hour; 0.6 of an ordinary minute.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. numbered or proceeding by tens; based on ten
- n. a number in the decimal system
- n. a proper fraction whose denominator is a power of 10
Medieval Latin decimālis, of tenths or tithes, from Latin decima, a tenth part or tithe, from decem, ten.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Medieval Latin decimalis, from Latin decimus, from decem, ten + adjective suffix -alis (Wiktionary)