Meaning of decimal by Wiktionary Dictionary
Explanation of decimal by Wordnet Dictionary
decimal
 ( UK ) IPA: [ˈdɛsɪməɫ]
 ( US ) IPA: /ˈdɛsɪməl/, XSAMPA: /"dEsIml/
 ( arithmetic, computing, uncountable ) The number system that uses the digits 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 .
 ( countable ) A number expressed in this system .
 ( informal ) A decimal place .
 ( informal ) A numeral written as a concatenation of successive negative powers of the base .
 ( informal ) A decimal point .
 ( arithmetic, computing ) Concerning numbers expressed in decimal or mathematical calculations performed using decimal .
 base10, denary ( rare )
 base
 binary
 hexadecimal
 octal
Etymology
From Medieval Latin decimalis, from Latin decimus, from decem, ten + adjective suffix alis
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decimal ( countable and uncountable; plural: decimals )
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Explanation of decimal by Wordnet Dictionary
decimal

numbered or proceeding by tens
 the decimal system
 Decimal a. [F. décimal ( cf. LL. decimalis ), fr. L. decimus tenth, fr. decem ten. See Ten, and cf. Dime.] Of or pertaining to decimals; numbered or proceeding by tens; having a tenfold increase or decrease, each unit being ten times the unit next smaller; as, “decimal notation; a decimal coinage.”
Decimal arithmetic, the common arithmetic, in which numeration proceeds by tens.  Decimal fraction, a fraction in which the denominator is some power of 10, as , , and is usually not expressed, but is signified by a point placed at the left hand of the numerator, as .2, .25.  Decimal point, a dot or full stop at the left of a decimal fraction. The figures at the left of the point represent units or whole numbers, as 1.05.
 Decimal, n. A number expressed in the scale of tens; specifically, and almost exclusively, used as synonymous with a decimal fraction.
Circulating decimal, or Circulatory decimal, a decimal fraction in which the same figure, or set of figures, is constantly repeated; as, 0.354354354;  called also recurring decimal, repeating decimal, and repetend.
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Definition of decimal by GCIDE Dictionary