# 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.

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 Compare significant figures

3.142 is a number given to three decimal places

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decimal place

1. 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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## Example Sentences

While the addition of a single decimal place had little effect on overall strategy, the tactics — that is, precisely how many phalanxes to place at each of the castles that got you 28 points — was a new front in the battle.

That willingness to take the client backstage was more compelling than any number of decimal places.

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Now a merchant needs astronomy to see them, and when he locates them they are out somewhere near the fifth decimal place.

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

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.

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