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"decimal" in British English

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decimaladjective

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 places (= 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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decimaladjective [not gradable]

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)

"decimal" in Business English

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decimaladjective

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)
Translations of “decimal”
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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