decimal place


Definition of decimal place

: the position of a digit as counted to the right of the decimal point in a decimal

Examples of decimal place in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The highest and lowest scores for each run or trick are dropped, and the remaining three scores are averaged to one decimal place resulting in the final score. Los Angeles Times, 18 July 2021 The team measured the constant’s value to the 11th decimal place, reporting that α = 1/137.03599920611. Quanta Magazine, 2 Dec. 2020 High-tech for that time, the scoreboard was programmed to light up three digits — with a decimal place affixed after the first number. Tim Reynolds, Star Tribune, 8 Aug. 2020 If space is a true continuum, then to describe even something as simple as the distance between two points requires an infinite amount of information, specified by a number with infinitely many decimal places. Quanta Magazine, 30 June 2016 Of course, the actual number continues to an infinite number of decimal places: 3.14159265359 … and so on, forever. Rhett Allain, Wired, 13 Mar. 2020 Her overdose happened when the supplier of liquid LSD made a decimal place error when preparing individual hits diluted in glasses of water, making them 1,000 mcg per glass instead of 100mcg. Katie Hunt, CNN, 27 Feb. 2020 By 2016, Poland and Simmons-Duffin had calculated the two main critical exponents of the theory out to six decimal places. Quanta Magazine, 23 Feb. 2017 Thus, 4 percent of space missions, give or take some decimal places, have actually gone to deep space, and the difference between near-Earth space and deep space are stark. John Wenz, Popular Mechanics, 23 Oct. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of decimal place

1706, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of decimal place was in 1706

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“Decimal place.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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