# decimal

[des-uh-muh l, des-muh l]

### adjective

pertaining to tenths or to the number 10.

proceeding by tens: a decimal system.

### noun

## Origin of decimal

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## Related Words for decimals

sum, total, figure, statistic, count, digit, emblem, prime, symbol, character, sign, cipher, cardinal, fraction, representation, numeral, ordinal, googol, numerator, integer## Examples from the Web for decimals

### Historical Examples of decimals

It looks a little odd, you know; but the decimals can't get through a bucket.

Shorty McCabeSewell Ford

The title should, of course, read "to 607 Places of Decimals."

A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)Augustus de Morgan

Without bothering with all these decimals, a kilometre is about five-eighths of a mile.

Asiatic BreezesOliver Optic

With regard to decimals and units, I made a discovery which is, I think, worth stating.

LolaHenny Kindermann

Fergus knew the proportion as far as thirty-three figures in decimals.

Stories of InventionEdward E. Hale

## decimal

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### adjective

## Word Origin for decimal

C17: from Medieval Latin decimālis of tithes, from Latin decima a tenth, from decem ten

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## decimal

[dĕs′ə-məl]

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