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Fractional numbers (see fraction) expressed as whole numbers of tenths, hundredths, thousandths, and so on. One-half, for example, is 0.5 in decimal terms.
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How to use decimals in a sentence
The beam of the balance is generally graduated into decimals.
The dropping of terminal decimals makes a small decimal difference in the result in the different formulas.Aviation Engines|Victor Wilfred Pag
The numbers clustering round them were mostly very small, with decimals.The Riddle of the Sands|Erskine Childers
He gives it as 158 square inches, the only instance I have come across of his use of decimals.
No good to go on sitting here with Soames or perhaps his daughter recurring in front of them, like decimals.The Forsyte Saga, Volume III.|John Galsworthy