English
decimal
Pronunciation
• (British) IPA: [ˈdɛsɪməɫ]
• (America) IPA: /ˈdɛsɪməl/
Noun

decimal

1. (countable) A number expressed in the base-ten system, (particularly) a fractional numeral written in this system.
What is frac 7 as a decimal?
2. (informal, uncountable) The decimal system itself.
3. (informal) A decimal place.
Pi has a value of 3.142, to three decimals.
4. (informal) A decimal point.
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decimal (not comparable)

1. (arithmetic, computing) Concerning numbers expressed in decimal or mathematical calculations performed using decimal.
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decimal (decimals, present participle decimaling; past and past participle decimaled)

1. to represent with numbers after a decimal point
• 1984 Robert William Dent, Proverbial Language in English Drama Exclusive of Shakespeare, 1495-1616: An Index ↗
Single- decimaled entries, often originating in Whiting (Wh) or Wilson (OW; see p. 23, fn.3), are from SPL. To save space, examples cited in SPL are normally not repeated (examples therefore begin with "Add:"). Double- decimaled entries, again often based on Wh or OW, are "new."
• 2001 Richard J. Harris A Primer of Multivariate Statistics ↗ page 54
simplified, substantively interpretable versions of the optimal (but many-decimaled) linear combinations of your original variables
• 2015 Brad Knickerbocker, [https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Education/2015/0314/It-s-Pi-Day!-Let-s-have-some-pie It’s Pi Day! Let’s have some pie.] Christian Science Monitor
So naturally, 3/14 – the 14th of March – is celebrated as “Pi Day.” And since 3.14 is the beginning, not the end of Pi – it can be decimaled on out to infinity – and since the next two numbers are 1 and 5 voila! today’s date 3/14/15 is really special.

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