decimal decimal  /ˈdɛ sə məl/


  1. (n) a proper fraction whose denominator is a power of 10
  2. (n) a number in the decimal system
  3. (adj) numbered or proceeding by tens; based on ten


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  1. Britain faces another Dday, but this time the D stands for decimal.
  2. Familiar decimal numbers, which are composed of the ten digits, 0 through 9, must be translated into binary notation before they are fed into a computer.
  3. Online brokerage firm that just went decimal 26.


  1. Historical society's new president continues work to preserve the past

    Did you know the original Town of Boynton was owned and founded by author Byrd Spilman Dewey, along with her husband Fred S. Dewey, a distant cousin of Melvil Dewey who created the Dewey Decimal System? And, the original name for the Boynton area was Hypoluxo Garden Lands.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Sun-Sentinel

  2. World's tallest sugar pine tree lives in southern Oregon's Umpqua National Forest

    Last year, a team from Portland's Ascending the Giants officially measured the tree, thus coming up with the curious decimal point measurement of 255.44 feet, tallest of its species known in the world.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Oregonian

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  1. "While the value of (the RM6.5 billion) contract for food items would have certainly raised eyebrows, I'd like to believe that there are some decimal point errors involved," said Pua.
    on Apr 5, 2010 By: Tony Pua Source: The Malaysian Insider

  2. "I think the growth forecast will be maintained within a decimal point either way," Almunia said. "Inflation is basically under control."
    on Sep 3, 2007 By: Joaquin Almunia Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "There is now a huge concern over the club's future," Paladini said. "Flavio has made it plain that if one decimal point moves on the agreed price, he doesn't want to know. There is no one else ready to step in."
    on Aug 15, 2007 By: Gianni Paladini Source:

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