decimal notation A representation of a fraction or other real number using the base ten and consisting of any of the digits 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and a decimal point. Each digit to the left of the decimal point indicates a multiple of a positive power of ten, while each digit to the right indicates a multiple of a negative power of ten. For example, the number 26 ^{37}/_{100} can be written in decimal notation as 26.37, where 2 represents 2 × 10, 6 represents 6 × 1, 3 represents 3 × ^{1}/_{10} or ^{3}/_{10} , and 7 represents 7 × ^{1}/_{100} or ^{7}/_{100} .