Search Dictionary:

### 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: See Also: 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