# decimal

[des-uh-muh l, des-muh l]

### adjective

pertaining to tenths or to the number 10.

proceeding by tens: a decimal system.

### noun

## Origin of decimal

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## Related Words for decimal

sum, total, figure, statistic, decimal, count, digit, emblem, prime, symbol, character, sign, cipher, cardinal, fraction, representation, numeral, ordinal, googol, numerator## Examples from the Web for decimal

### Contemporary Examples of decimal

### Historical Examples of decimal

Decimal three-fifty or thereabouts I fancy from the look of it.

An Old MeerschaumDavid Christie Murray

One was really beautiful, allowing a decimal point off her nose.

From Edinburgh to India & BurmahWilliam G. Burn Murdoch

In this case the constant is designated by the decimal .005.

The Wonder Island Boys: The Mysteries of the CavernsRoger Thompson Finlay

That seemed to be typical; the frontiers of science, now, were all decimal points.

Ministry of DisturbanceHenry Beam Piper

He was a mathematician as far as long division and decimal fractions.

Oomphel in the SkyHenry Beam Piper

## decimal

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## Word Origin for decimal

C17: from Medieval Latin decimālis of tithes, from Latin decima a tenth, from decem ten

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## decimal

[dĕs′ə-məl]

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