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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 of decimal fraction
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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### Difficulty index for decimal fraction

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### Word Value for decimal

12
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