5628 decimals - Definition of decimals at Define.com Dictionary and Thesaurus (define decimals)
 A:link {color:inherit;text-decoration: inherit;font-style:inherit} A:active{color:inherit;text-decoration: inherit;font-style:inherit} A:visited{color:inherit;text-decoration: inherit;font-style:inherit} A:hover{color:inherit;text-decoration: underline;font-style:inherit} From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44 [gcide]: Decimal \Dec"i*mal\, adjective [F. d['e]cimal (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 fraction}, a fraction in which the denominator is some power of 10, as 2/10, [frac25x100], 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. From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44 [gcide]: Decimal \Dec"i*mal\, noun 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}. From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:adjective 1: numbered or proceeding by tens; based on ten; "the decimal system" [syn: {denary}] 2: divided by tens or hundreds; "a decimal fraction"; "decimal coinage" noun 1: a proper fraction whose denominator is a power of 10 [syn: {decimal fraction}] 2: a number in the decimal systemFrom Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]: Define.com is a registered nonprofit corporation dedicated solely to the global public interest and the advancement of humanity. It belongs to all of us who have a desire to promote electronic democracy, science, creativity, imagination, reason, critical thinking, peace, race and gender equality, civil rights, equal access to education, personal liberty, free speech, animal rights, compassionate and nonviolent parenting, social and economic justice, global monetary reform, Secular Humanism, cognitive liberty and a permanent cessation of The War on Drugs. Let's see what we can do if we put our heads together. 0