tens place

\ ˈtenz- How to pronounce tens place (audio) \

Definition of tens place

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

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These bikes are designed for predominantly flat racing where the difference between the top ten places could be just seconds. Andrew Diprose, WIRED, "The Incredible Tech Behind This Year's Tour de France Bikes," 19 July 2019 President Barack Obama jumped up ten places in rank since the last survey was conducted in 2014. Lisa Marie Segarra, Time, "President Trump Ranks Last in 'Presidential Greatness,' According to Historians," 19 Feb. 2018 West Ham are without a win in their last three matches, but remain on the cusp of the top ten places. SI.com, "Pundits Harry Redknapp & Danny Murphy Hail 'Clever' Signing of Jordan Hugill by West Ham," 1 Feb. 2018 With the busy Christmas period underway, David Wagner's side currently sit 12th in the league - only one point adrift from a top ten place. SI.com, "Singing the Blues: Chelsea Fans Left Red Faced After Getting Huddersfield Chant Hilariously Wrong," 13 Dec. 2017 The ironic, almost calming view was named one of the top ten places to Instagram in Philly by the Democratic National Convention’s local host committee last year. Julia Terruso, Philly.com, "What's with the blue sky billboard in Old City?," 2 Nov. 2017 The ten places where childhood was found to be most threatened were overwhelmingly conflict-ridden, impoverished countries in Central and West Africa. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "New Report Ranks Easiest and Hardest Places to Be a Kid," 13 June 2017

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1937, in the meaning defined above

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