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decimalize

[des-uh-muh-lahyz, des-muh-]
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verb (used with object), dec·i·mal·ized, dec·i·mal·iz·ing.
  1. to reduce to a decimal system.
Also especially British, dec·i·mal·ise.

Origin of decimalize

First recorded in 1855–60; decimal + -ize
Related formsdec·i·mal·i·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for decimalize

decimalize

decimalise

verb
  1. to change (a system, number, etc) to the decimal systemBritain has decimalized her currency
Derived Formsdecimalization or decimalisation, noun
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