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.

Nearby words

  1. decimal fraction,
  2. decimal notation,
  3. decimal place,
  4. decimal point,
  5. decimal system,
  6. decimals,
  7. decimate,
  8. decimation,
  9. decimeter,
  10. decimetre

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

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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 Formsdecimalization or decimalisation, noun

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