# decimal point

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## decimal point

n.
A dot written in a decimal number, as in 8.375, to indicate the place where values change from positive to negative powers of 10.

## decimal point

n
(Mathematics) a full stop or a raised full stop placed between the integral and fractional parts of a number in the decimal system
Usage: Conventions relating to the use of the decimal point are confused. The IX General Conference on Weights and Measures resolved in 1948 that the decimal point should be a point on the line or a comma, but not a centre dot. It also resolved that figures could be grouped in threes about the decimal point, but that no point or comma should be used for this purpose. These conventions are adopted in this dictionary. However, the Decimal Currency Board recommended that for sums of money the centre dot should be used as the decimal point and that the comma should be used as the thousand marker. Moreover, in some countries the position is reversed, the comma being used as the decimal point and the dot as the thousand marker

## decimal point

A period used in decimal notation to separate whole numbers from fractions, as in the number 1.3, which represents 1 + 3/10 .
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 Noun 1 decimal point - the dot at the left of a decimal fractionmathematical notation - a notation used by mathematicians
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## decimal point

nvirgola (in numero decimale)
References in classic literature ?
this and subsequent "accounts" are presented by Cooper in tabular form, generally without decimal points in the figures; we have inserted decimals and omitted zeros to make them more readable}
By: just decimal points, Pakistan has been able to retain its position as the world number one ranking in the shortest form which was almost snatched from our beloved team by Australia when Australia cruised to a 19-run victory in a rain-affected T20I tri-series final with New Zealand.
In its statement, the global cricket governing body has clarified that their initial calculation was a clerical error and it is indeed Sarfraz Ahmed's men who will retain the top spot courtesy when decimal points were taken into account.
New Zealand are ahead of the Windies on decimal points while India have gained three points from the series but remain behind England on decimal points, in fifth place.
South Africa and India are both on 120 points with South Africa ahead on decimal points.
But South Africa will go ahead of India on decimal points with a 2-0 lead in the series and could reach 121 points with a 3-0 series win.
Maximum delay and resource utilization are compared from accuracy point of view (value of up to how many decimal points are required).
Line up the decimal points and solve the problem as you would any other number.
Obviously misplaced decimal points will be corrected.
When Labour left power after having 13 years to do something about this scandal, the percentage was only a few decimal points below the number it now stands at.
Economists are often the butt of jokes about their not having a sense of humor, but I think anyone who can insist on decimal points in a forecast--and keep a straight face--must possess a very wry humor.
If you want to have your decimal points always line up, consider replacing the # with a question mark (?

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