Meaning of DECIMAL in English

DECIMAL

I. ˈdesəməl adjective

Etymology: from (assumed) New Latin decimalis, from Medieval Latin, relating to tithes, from Latin decima tithe + -alis -al — more at dime

1.

a. : numbered or proceeding by tens : based on the number 10

b. : subdivided into 10th or 100th units

decimal coinage

decimal hour

c. : expressed in a decimal fraction

a decimal equivalent

2.

[Medieval Latin decimalis ]

: of or relating to tithes

II. noun

( -s )

1. : a number expressed in the scale of tens

2. : decimal fraction

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