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decimal point

noun

Simple Definition of decimal point

  • mathematics : the dot (as in .678 or 3.678) that separates a whole number from tenths, hundredths, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of decimal point

  1. :  a period, centered dot, or in some countries a comma at the left of a proper decimal fraction (as .678) or between the parts of a mixed number (as 3.678) expressed by a whole number and a decimal fraction

Circa 1771

First Known Use of decimal point

circa 1771


DECIMAL POINT Defined for Kids

decimal point

noun

Definition of decimal point for Students

  1. :  the dot at the left of a decimal (as .05) or between the decimal and whole parts of a mixed number (as 3.125)



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The letters in a decimal point describe what it is. They spell I'm a dot in place.


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