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# Meaning of “decimal” in the English Dictionary

## "decimal" in British English

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uk /ˈdes.ɪ.məl/ us /ˈdes.ə.məl/
relating to or expressed in a system of counting based 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 possible errors.

### decimalnoun [C]

uk /ˈdes.ɪ.məl/ us /ˈdes.ə.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.
(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 money based on the number ten

### decimalnoun [C]

/ˈdes·ə·məl/
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 Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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

### decimalnoun [C]

uk /ˈdesɪməl/ us 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 Vietnamese thập phân… in Spanish decimal… in Malaysian perpuluhan… in Thai เลขฐานสิบ… in French décimal… in German Dezimal-…… in Chinese (Traditional) 十進位的… in Russian десятичный… in Turkish ondalık… in Chinese (Simplified) 十进位的… in Indonesian desimal… in Polish dziesiętny…
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