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# Meaning of "decimal" - English Dictionary

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uk us /ˈdes.ɪ.məl/
relating to or expressed in a system of counting based on the number ten: If you calculate the result to two decimal (= give two numbers after the decimal point, as in 3.65), that should minimize any possible errors.

## decimalnoun [C]

uk us /ˈdes.ɪ.məl/ (also decimal fraction)
a number expressed using a system of counting based on the number ten: Three fifths expressed as a decimal is 0.6.
 in Vietnamese thập phân… in Spanish decimal… in Thai เลขฐานสิบ… in Malaysian perpuluhan… in French décimal… in German Dezimal-…… in Chinese (Traditional) 十進位的… in Indonesian desimal… in Russian десятичный… in Turkish ondalık… in Chinese (Simplified) 十进位的… in Polish dziesiętny…
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