decimal

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cardinal number that is the sum of nine and one; the base of the decimal system 10 , decade , ten , tenner , X
Arabic (or decimal) system of numeration algorism
decimal system algorism , Arabic system
decimal with a sequence of digits that repeats itself indefinitely circulating decimal , recurring decimal , repeating decimal
number in the decimal system decimal
digit from 0 to 9 in decimal notation decimal digit
positional system of numeration that uses decimal digits and a base of ten decimal number system , decimal numeration system , decimal system
dot at the left of a decimal fraction decimal point , percentage point
system used by libraries to classify nonfictional publications into subject categories; the subject is indicated by a three-digit numeral and further specification is given by numerals following a decimal point; publications are shelved by number decimal system of classification , Dewey decimal classification , Dewey decimal system
act of changing to a decimal system decimalisation , decimalization
United States librarian who founded the decimal system of classification (1851-1931) Dewey , Melvil Dewey , Melville Louis Kossuth Dewey
average number of binary digits needed to express one radix digit in a numeration system that is not binary; on the average a number that can be expressed in N decimal digits takes 3.3N binary digits equivalent-binary-digit factor
radix numeration system in which the location of the decimal point is fixed by convention fixed-point notation , fixed-point representation system
radix numeration system in which the location of the decimal point is indicated by an exponent of the radix; in the floating-point representation system, 0.0012 is represented as 0.12-2 where -2 is the exponent floating-point notation , floating-point representation system
Scottish mathematician who invented logarithms; introduced the use of the decimal point in writing numbers (1550-1617) John Napier , Napier
logarithm decimal part mantissa
decimal system of weights and measures based on the meter and the kilogram and the second metric system
decimal unit of weight based on the gram metric weight unit , weight unit
decimal unit of measurement of the metric system (based on meters and kilograms and seconds) metric , metric unit
decimal point radix point
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