thousands place


Definition of thousands place

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Members of the Uighur minority have left the country in large numbers, fleeing a government crackdown that has hundreds of thousands placed in internment camps. Adam Taylor, Washington Post, "Chinese migrants have a tragic history of deaths in Britain," 24 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of thousands place

1937, in the meaning defined above

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“Thousands place.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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