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Definition of Decimal


  1. Of or pertaining to decimals; numbered or proceeding by tens; having a tenfold increase or decrease, each unit being ten times the unit next smaller; as, decimal notation; a decimal coinage.
  2. A number expressed in the scale of tens; specifically, and almost exclusively, used as synonymous with a decimal fraction.

Decimal Quotations

I recited Pi to 22,514 decimal points in five hours and nine minutes. I was able to do this because of weeks of study, aided by the unusual synaesthesic way my mind perceives numbers as complex multidimensional coloured and textured shapes.
Daniel Tammet

Counting in octal is just like counting in decimal, if you don't use your .
Tom Lehrer

I believe that economists put decimal points in their forecasts to show they have a sense of humor.
William Gilmore Simms

The Dewey decimal system really works. So that's all I needed to know. Elementary school taught me that.
Michelle Rodriguez

Whenever I see a forecast written out to two decimal places, I cannot help but wonder if there is a misunderstanding of the limitations of the data, and an illusion of precision.
Barry Ritholtz
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Decimal Translations

decimal in German is dezimal
decimal in Italian is decimale
decimal in Spanish is decimal
decimal in Swedish is decimal
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