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decimal fraction

noun, Arithmetic
1.
a fraction whose denominator is some power of 10, usually indicated by a dot (decimal point or point) written before the numerator: as 0.4 = 4/10; 0.126 = 126/1000.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60
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Examples from the web for decimal fraction
  • When a decimal fraction of a degree is specified, it shall be separated from the whole number of degrees by a decimal point.
  • Percentage values are collected in decimal fraction format and are being displayed that way.
  • The overhead and profit shall be in the form of a decimal fraction.
  • When a decimal fraction of a degree is specified, it shall be separated from the whole number of degrees by a decimal point.
  • It is an estimate, expressed as a decimal fraction, of the chance that oil or natural gas exist within the particular play.
  • Or you may enter the hours, a period, and a decimal fraction.
British Dictionary definitions for decimal fraction

decimal fraction

noun
1.
another name for decimal (sense 1)
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decimal fraction in Science
decimal fraction  
A decimal having no digits to the left of the decimal point except zero, such as 0.2 or 0.00354.
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