tens place

noun

: the place two to the left of the decimal point in a number expressed in the Arabic system of writing numbers

Word History

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tens place was in 1937

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Cite this Entry

“Tens place.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tens%20place. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

tens place

noun
: the place two to the left of the decimal point in a number expressed in the Arabic system of writing numbers
2 is in the tens place in the number 124.6
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