Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “decimal”

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.
(Definition of decimal from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of decimal?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “decimal” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

look on the bright side

to find good things in a bad situation

Word of the Day

The language of work

by Kate Woodford,
October 15, 2014
Most of us talk about our jobs. We tell our family and friends interesting or funny things that have happened in the workplace (=room where we do our job), we describe – and sometimes complain about – our bosses and colleagues and when we meet someone for the first time, we tell

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More