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decimal

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

decimal

noun [C] uk   /ˈdes.ɪ.məl/ (also decimal fraction) us  
a number expressed using a system of counting based on the number ten: Three fifths expressed as a decimal is 0.6.
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