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4 definitions found
 for decimal
From 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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