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Meaning of “decimal” in the English Dictionary

"decimal" in British English

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decimaladjective

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

decimalnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈdes.ɪ.məl/ (also decimal fraction)
a ​numberexpressed using a ​system of ​countingbased on the ​number ten: Three ​fifthsexpressed as a decimal is 0.6.
(Definition of decimal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"decimal" in American English

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decimaladjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈdes·ə·məl/
of a ​system of ​counting or ​moneybased on the ​number ten

decimalnoun [C]

 /ˈdes·ə·məl/
a ​numberexpressed using a ​system of ​countingbased on the ​number ten: Three-fifths ​expressed as a decimal is 0.6.
(Definition of decimal from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"decimal" in Business English

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decimaladjective

uk   us   /ˈdesɪməl/
relating to a ​system of counting ​based on the ​number ten: Rises in ​adjustedprices are ​expressed to three decimal ​places, as in 0.246%

decimalnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈdesɪməl/ (also specialized decimal fraction)
a ​number shown using the ​system that is ​based on the ​number 10: The score is written as a decimal, such as 1.5.
(Definition of decimal from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “decimal”
in Spanish decimal…
in Vietnamese thập phân…
in Malaysian perpuluhan…
in Thai เลขฐานสิบ…
in French décimal…
in German Dezimal-……
in Chinese (Simplified) 十进位的…
in Turkish ondalık…
in Russian десятичный…
in Indonesian desimal…
in Chinese (Traditional) 十進位的…
in Polish dziesiętny…
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