# decimal fraction

## decimal fraction

noun Arithmetic.
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:
1650–60

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 decimal fraction —n another name for decimal

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 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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Example sentences
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.
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