Decimal

Definition of Decimal

Dec´i`mal
a.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.
Decimal arithmetic
the common arithmetic, in which numeration proceeds by tens.
Decimal fraction
a fraction in which the denominator is some power of 10, as
Decimal point
a dot or full stop at the left of a decimal fraction. The figures at the left of the point represent units or whole numbers, as 1.05.
n.1.A number expressed in the scale of tens; specifically, and almost exclusively, used as synonymous with a decimal fraction.
Circulating decimal
a decimal fraction in which the same figure, or set of figures, is constantly repeated; as, 0.354354354; - called also recurring decimal, repeating decimal, and repetend.

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