decimal point


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

Full Definition of DECIMAL POINT

:  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

First Known Use of DECIMAL POINT

circa 1771
DECIMAL POINT Defined for Kids

decimal point


Definition of DECIMAL POINT for Kids

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

Headscratcher for DECIMAL POINT

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


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