thousands place

noun

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

Example Sentences

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, 24 Oct. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of thousands place was in 1937

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“Thousands place.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thousands%20place. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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thousands place

noun
: 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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