a fraction whose denominator is some power of 10, usually indicated by a decimal point placed before the numerator, as 0.4 = 4/10; 0.126 = 126/1000.
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How to use decimal fraction in a sentence
You get an endless decimal fraction for quotient when your division does not work out evenly.Creditors; Pariah | August Strindberg
Expressed as a vulgar fraction it is 2/3; but as a decimal fraction it is .6666 ad infinitum.The Hidden Power | Thomas Troward
We do all this consciously, in full statistical knowledge to a decimal fraction.Impressions And Comments | Havelock Ellis
He was an engineer and a soldier, and his La Disme was the first separate treatise on the decimal fraction.A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II) | Augustus De Morgan
Can the same words mean both a common fraction and a decimal fraction?The Psychology of Arithmetic | Edward L. Thorndike
British Dictionary definitions for decimal fraction
another name for decimal (def. 1)
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Scientific definitions for decimal fraction
A decimal having no digits to the left of the decimal point except zero, such as 0.2 or 0.00354.
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