units place

noun

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, "A retired Westfield police detective has been charged with first degree murder in connection with the slaying of his wife at their home last year, according to authorities.," 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, "The United States' Next Tank Could Be Protected by 'Steel Foam'," 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 28 Oct. 2020.

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