Meaning of DECIMAL
Pronunciation:   'desumul



WordNet Dictionary 

 Definition:  
 [n] a number in the decimal system
 [n] a proper fraction whose denominator is a power of 10
 [adj] divided by tens or hundreds; "a decimal fraction"; "decimal coinage"
 [adj] numbered or proceeding by tens; based on ten; "the decimal system"


DECIMAL is a 7 letter word that starts with D. 
 Synonyms:   decimal fraction, denary, quantitative 

 See Also:   circulating decimal, number, proper fraction, recurring decimal, repeating decimal  
Webster's 1913 Dictionary 

 Definition:  
\Dec"i*mal\, a. [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 arithmetic}, the common arithmetic, in which
numeration proceeds by tens.
{Decimal fraction}, a fraction in which the denominator is
some power of 10, as 2/10, 25/100, 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.
\Dec"i*mal\, n.
A number expressed in the scale of tens; specifically, and
almost exclusively, used as synonymous with a decimal
fraction.
{Circulating}, 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}.


Thesaurus Terms 

 Related Terms:   algorismic, algorithmic, aliquot, cardinal, decagonal, decahedral, decasyllabic, decuple, denary, differential, digital, even, exponential, figural, figurate, figurative, finite, fractional, imaginary, impair, impossible, infinite, integral, irrational, logarithmic, logometric, negative, numeral, numerary, numerative, numeric, odd, ordinal, pair, positive, possible, prime, radical, rational, real, reciprocal, submultiple, surd, tenfold, tenth, tithe, transcendental 
 

