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# decimal

## Definitions

### 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. Numbered or ordered by groups of 10.

• 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.

• 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

## Etymologies

### from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Medieval Latin decimālis, of tenths or tithes, from Latin decima, a tenth part or tithe, from decem, ten.