units place


Definition of units place

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

Examples of units place in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Shortly after the grand jury indicted Fanion, State Police detectives and members of the agency’s violent fugitive apprehension unit placed him under arrest at his home, authorities said. BostonGlobe.com, 8 Nov. 2019 Lighter tanks need less powerful engines, increasing fuel economy and decreasing the strain a mechanized unit places on logistics. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 28 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of units place

1674, in the meaning defined above

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“Units place.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/units%20place. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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