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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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