[den-uh-ree, dee-nuh-]
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Origin of denary

1570–80; < Latin dēnārius containing ten, equivalent to dēn(ī) ten at a time (derivative of decem ten) + -ārius -ary Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for denary

decimal, decennial, decuple, denary, tenfold

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British Dictionary definitions for denary


  1. calculated by tens; based on ten; decimal
  2. containing ten parts; tenfold

Word Origin for denary

C16: from Latin dēnārius containing ten; see denarius
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