# decimal place

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## decimal place

n.
The position of a digit to the right of a decimal point, usually identified by successive ascending ordinal numbers with the digit immediately to the right of the decimal point being first: a figure accurate to the third decimal place.

## decimal place

n
1. (Mathematics) the position of a digit after the decimal point, each successive position to the right having a denominator of an increased power of ten: in 0.025, 5 is in the third decimal place.
2. (Mathematics) the number of digits to the right of the decimal point: 3.142 is a number given to three decimal places. Compare significant figures2

## decimal place

The position of a digit to the right of the decimal point in a number written in decimal notation. In 0.079, for example, 0 is in the first decimal place, 7 is in the second decimal place, and 9 is in the third decimal place.
Translations
desetinné místo
décimale
desimaali
casa decimal
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