# decimal system

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## decimal system

*n.*

**1.**A number system based on units of 10.

**2.**A system of measurement in which all derived units are multiples of 10 of the fundamental units.

## decimal system

*n*

**1.**(Mathematics) the number system in general use, having a base of ten, in which numbers are expressed by combinations of the ten digits 0 to 9

**2.**(Mathematics) a system of measurement, such as the metric system, in which the multiple and submultiple units are related to a basic unit by powers of ten

## dec′imal sys`tem

*n.*

**1.**a system of counting or measurement, the units of which are powers of ten.

**2.**a system of classification, as in libraries, using numerals with decimals.

[1835–45]

## decimal system

A number system based on units of 10 and using decimal notation.

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Noun | 1. | decimal system - a positional system of numeration that uses decimal digits and a base of tenpositional notation, positional representation system - a numeration system in which a real number is represented by an ordered set of characters where the value of a character depends on its position algorism - the Arabic (or decimal) system of numeration |

Translations

**kymmenjärjestelmä**

**decimale stelsel**

**tientallig stelsel**

**sistema decimal**

**onluk sistem**

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