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

Examples of thousands place in a Sentence

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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First Known Use of thousands place

1937, in the meaning defined above

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“Thousands place.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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