- a fraction whose denominator is some power of 10, usually indicated by a dot (decimal point or point) written before the numerator: as 0.4 = 4/10; 0.126 = 126/1000.
Origin of decimal fraction
First recorded in 1650–60
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- another name for decimal (def. 1)
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- 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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