# decimal system

a system of counting or measurement, the units of which are powers of 10: the numerical system in common worldwide use.

## Origin of decimal system

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## Words Nearby decimal system

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## How to use decimal system in a sentence

The figure 100 holds special significance to all who employ the

*decimal system*.Saturday was the 100th day of the year, and warm, as such a day should be | Martin Weil | April 11, 2021 | Washington PostIn its application to human society, however, the

*decimal system*finally prevailed.Elements of Folk Psychology | Wilhelm WundtIn two distinct directions does the

*decimal system*prove readily applicable.Elements of Folk Psychology | Wilhelm WundtThe very extensive distribution of the

*decimal system*, however, militates against the probability of this supposition.Elements of Folk Psychology | Wilhelm WundtNo. 13 recommends redistribution of time according to the

*decimal system*.

If it be merely a suggestion to consider the subject of the

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## British Dictionary definitions for decimal system

the number system in general use, having a base of ten, in which numbers are expressed by combinations of the ten digits 0 to 9

a system of measurement, such as the metric system, in which the multiple and submultiple units are related to a basic unit by powers of ten

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## Scientific definitions for decimal system

A number system based on units of 10 and using decimal notation.

A system of measurement in which all derived units are multiples of 10 of the fundamental units.

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