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 for Decimal arithmetic
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]

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