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decimal British & World English

Relating to or denoting a system of numbers and arithmetic based on the number ten, tenth parts, and powers of ten

decimal fraction in decimal British & World English

A fraction whose denominator is a power of ten and whose numerator is expressed by figures placed to the right of a decimal point

decimal place British & World English

The position of a digit to the right of a decimal point

decimal point British & World English

A full point or dot placed after the figure representing units in a decimal fraction

recurring decimal British & World English

A decimal fraction in which a figure or group of figures is repeated indefinitely, as in 0.666 ... or as in 1.851851851 ...

repeating decimal British & World English

A recurring decimal

binary coded decimal British & World English

A system for coding a number in which each digit of a decimal number is represented individually by its binary equivalent

Dewey Decimal Classification British & World English

An internationally applied decimal system of library classification which uses a three-figure code from 000 to 999 to represent the major branches of knowledge, and allows finer classification to be made by the addition of further figures after a decimal point

Dewey decimal system in Dewey New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

Melvil (1851–1931), American librarian, inventor of the Dewey decimal system