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# decimal place

noun
1.
the position of a digit to the right of a decimal point; a specific number of digits to the right of the decimal point in a line of numbers.
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Examples from the Web for decimal place
Historical Examples
• Find the smaller number, correct to the second decimal place.

Romeyn Henry Rivenburg
• Didn't I tell you that I had figured this thing out to the fourth decimal place?

Francis Lynde
• Very seldom will anything be gained by carrying the calculation beyond the second decimal place.

George Drayton Strayer and Naomi Norsworthy
• Now a merchant needs astronomy to see them, and when he locates them they are out somewhere near the fifth decimal place.

George Horace Lorimer
• These last figures would check exactly, except for dropping figures in the fourth decimal place.

• In calculating rations, it is not necessary to carry the figures to the third decimal place.

Harry Snyder
British Dictionary definitions for decimal place

## decimal place

noun
1.
the position of a digit after the decimal point, each successive position to the right having a denominator of an increased power of ten: in 0.025, 5 is in the third decimal place
2.
the number of digits to the right of the decimal point: 3.142 is a number given to three decimal places Compare significant figures (sense 2)
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decimal place in Science
 decimal place   The position of a digit to the right of the decimal point in a number written in decimal notation. In 0.079, for example, 0 is in the first decimal place, 7 is in the second decimal place, and 9 is in the third decimal place.
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