decimalize

[ des-uh-muh-lahyz, des-muh- ]
/ ˈdɛs ə məˌlaɪz, ˈdɛs mə- /

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 forms

dec·i·mal·i·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for decimalize

decimalize

decimalise

/ (ˈdɛsɪməˌlaɪz) /

verb

to change (a system, number, etc) to the decimal systemBritain has decimalized her currency

Derived Forms

decimalization or decimalisation, noun
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