Definition of decimal point in English:

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decimal point


A dot placed after the figure representing units in a decimal fraction.
Example sentences
  • Take special note of the positioning of the decimal points in those two figures.
  • To change a percentage to a fraction, divide it by 100 and reduce the fraction or move the decimal point to the right until you have only integers.
  • Fiction editors are capable of endless folly, and any one of them would be prepared to cough up the traditional six figures - before the decimal point - in return for the promise of a novel from such a divine and dazzling creature.

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Syllabification: dec·i·mal point

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