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dec·i·mal

decimal

 
pronunciation:
de s ml
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition: based on the number ten.
Our everyday way of naming and writing numbers is a decimal system.
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a fraction with a denominator that is a multiple of ten.
The number "forty-seven hundredths" is a decimal.
definition 2: a number in the base ten system written with a decimal point. Money amounts are written as decimals.
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The word decimal contains the following part:
deca, dec, deci, deka Greek root that means ten, tenth