Dictionary

decimal system

noun

Definition of DECIMAL SYSTEM

1
:  a number system that uses a notation in which each number is expressed in base 10 by using one of the first nine integers or 0 in each place and letting each place value be a power of 10
2
:  a system of measurement or currency in which the basic units increase by powers of 10

First Known Use of DECIMAL SYSTEM

1811

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: decimatePrevious Word in the Dictionary: decimal pointAll Words Near: decimal system
July 06, 2015
categorical Hear it
absolute or relating to a category
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears