Definition of denary in English:

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denary

Pronunciation: /ˈdiːn(ə)ri/

adjective

Less common term for decimal. denary numbers
More example sentences
  • Base 9 is called nonary, Base 10 is called denary or decimal, continued below…
  • One could not possibly even write the number down in full, in our ordinary denary (power of ten) notation: it would be one followed by ten to the power of 123 successive zeros!
  • In the kitchen scales, for example, the weight is displayed as a denary number on the display.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Latin denarius 'containing ten' (see denarius).

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