Simple Definition of decimal

mathematics : based on the number 10
Full Definition of decimal
: numbered or proceeding by tens: a : based on the number 10; especially : expressed in or utilizing a decimal system especially with a decimal point b : subdivided into 10th or 100th units <decimal coinage>
Examples of decimal
In the number 8.901, the 9 is in the first decimal place.
Origin of decimal
French décimal, from Medieval Latin decimalis of a tithe, from Latin decima tithe — more at dime
First Known Use: 1608
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Simple Definition of decimal

mathematics : a number that is written with a dot between the part of the number that is equal to 1 or more and the part of the number that is less than 1
Full Definition of decimal
: any real number expressed in base 10; especially : decimal fraction
Examples of decimal
The number 67.398 is a decimal. It is equal to the whole number 67 plus the decimal.398.
Seventenths written as a decimal is.7. Seventenths written as a fraction is {frac7.
The decimal.2 is equal to the fraction {frac2.
1651
First Known Use of decimal
1651
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