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decimal fraction
Word Origin
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.
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common fraction
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nonterminating decimal
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Origin of
decimal fraction
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1650-1660
1650-60
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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British Dictionary definitions for
decimal-fraction
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decimal fraction
noun
1.
another name for
decimal
(sense 1)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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decimal-fraction
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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.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
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decimal fraction
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Word Value for
decimal
12
15
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