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decimal

adjective 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 places (= give two numbers after the decimal point, as in 3.65), that should minimize any possible errors.

decimal

noun [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.
Translations of “decimal”
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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