Definition of decimalize in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdɛsɪm(ə)lʌɪz/
(also decimalise)


[with object]
Convert (a system of coinage or weights and measures) to a decimal system.
Example sentences
  • These magazines listed the rank of games solely from subscriber feedback, where ratings were compiled within a ten point decimalized system.
  • For example, Russia was the first country to decimalize its currency and the third country (after China and France under John Law) ‘to make sustained use of inconvertible paper money.’
  • Secondly, in 1971 the whole coinage was decimalized in preparation for Britain's entry into the EEC.



Pronunciation: /dɛsɪməlʌɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • They have been adept at adjusting to changes that had been widely expected to cut into their livelihood - ranging from the end to fixed commissions in 1975 to decimalization.
  • As a country with some recent experience of currency change, the UK should remember the inflationary aspects of decimalisation in 1971.
  • It is the UK's biggest consumer project since decimalisation.

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