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for decimalFrom The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
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.
[1913 Webster]
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, [frac25x100], 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.
[1913 Webster]
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Decimal \Dec"i*mal\, n.
A number expressed in the scale of tens; specifically, and
almost exclusively, used as synonymous with a decimal
fraction.
[1913 Webster]
Circulating decimal, 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.
[1913 Webster]
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
decimal
adj 1: numbered or proceeding by tens; based on ten; "the
decimal system" [syn: decimal, denary]
n 1: a proper fraction whose denominator is a power of 10 [syn:
decimal fraction, decimal]
2: a number in the decimal system
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
47 Moby Thesaurus words for "decimal":
algorismic, algorithmic, aliquot, cardinal, decagonal, decahedral,
decasyllabic, decuple, denary, differential, digital, even,
exponential, figural, figurate, figurative, finite, fractional,
imaginary, impair, impossible, infinite, integral, irrational,
logarithmic, logometric, negative, numeral, numerary, numerative,
numeric, odd, ordinal, pair, positive, possible, prime, radical,
rational, real, reciprocal, submultiple, surd, tenfold, tenth,
tithe, transcendental
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