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decimal currency

noun [C or U] uk   us  
a money system in which a smaller unit can be multiplied by ten or a 100 to make up a bigger unit: The UK and the US both have decimal currencies.
Translations of “decimal currency”
in Chinese (Traditional) 十進幣制…
in Chinese (Simplified) 十进币制…
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