decimal Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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# Meaning of “decimal” in the English Dictionary

## "decimal" in British English

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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 decimal (= 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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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)

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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)
 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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