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## Dec′i-mal

,
[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 2&frasl;10, 25&frasl;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

,
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
.

# decimal

## English

### Noun

decimal (countable and uncountable, plural decimals)

1. (countable) A number expressed in the base-10 system, (chiefly) a fractional numeral written in this system.
What is 7/23 as a decimal?
2. (informal, uncountable) The decimal system itself.
3. (informal) A decimal place.
Pi has a value of 3.141, to three decimals.
4. (informal) A decimal point.

#### Translations

decimal (not comparable)

1. (arithmetic, computing) Concerning numbers expressed in decimal or mathematical calculations performed using decimal.

## Portuguese

decimal m, f (plural decimais, comparable)

1. (arithmetic, computing) decimal (concerning numbers expressed in decimal or calculations using decimal)

### Noun

decimal m (plural decimais)

1. (countable) decimal (number expressed in the decimal system)

## Spanish

decimal m, f (plural decimales)

1. decimal

## Swedish

decimal

1. decimal (using ten digits 0-9)

#### Declension

Inflection of decimal
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular decimal
Neuter singular decimalt
Plural decimala
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 decimale
All decimala
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.

#### Related terms

• decimalbråk
• decimalkomma
• decimalsystem

### Noun

decimal c

1. a decimal place (digits expressing decimal fractions)

#### Declension

Inflection of decimal
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative decimal decimalen decimaler decimalerna
Genitive decimals decimalens decimalers decimalernas