[des-uh-muh-lahyz, des-muh-]

verb (used with object), dec·i·mal·ized, dec·i·mal·iz·ing.

to reduce to a decimal system.

Also especially British, dec·i·mal·ise.

Origin of decimalize

First recorded in 1855–60; decimal + -ize
Related formsdec·i·mal·i·za·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for decimalize




to change (a system, number, etc) to the decimal systemBritain has decimalized her currency
Derived Formsdecimalization or decimalisation, noun
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