# 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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 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 positionalgorism - the Arabic (or decimal) system of numeration
Translations
kymmenjärjestelmä
decimale stelseltientallig stelsel
sistema decimal
onluk sistem
References in classic literature ?
At present the Union has provided a decimal system, with coins to represent it.
Marie Pauline Gallagher I know that all the books in Heaven are now finally ordered by the Dewey Decimal System.
Library staff working in regions without the benefit of a local SLS will particularly find it a helpful forum, as members are happy to share their experience in areas such as the mechanics of library management systems, the joys of classification, Accelerated Reader and the Dewey Decimal system, details of library furniture suppliers, as well as some of the more technical aspects of school library organisation.
com/young-sheldon/episode-2-rockets-communist-and-the-dewey-decimal-system-guide/) second episode , titled "Rockets, Communist, and the Dewey Decimal System.
However, no central bank has actually implemented these recommendations since powers of three are not compatible with the decimal system of 1, 10, 100 and so on, and, can make calculations tedious.
The map of the Dread Pirate Dewey decorates the end papers leading library users through the Dewey Decimal system making this colorfully illustrated picture book a valuable learning tool for parents, teachers, and librarians
WHAT was the first name of the inventor of the Dewey Decimal System in book classification?
Once, I wanted to get even and so I inflicted the Dewey Decimal System that I had learned by heart upon an unsuspecting classmate.
Arranged according to the Dewey Decimal system with fiction and short stories separated out, each entry includes full bibliographic information including subject headings as well as a description and a critical note from review sources.
They don't want to have to go down the hall to plow through the Dewey Decimal System to retrieve what they want.
CHANCELLOR of the Exchequer Jim Callaghan announced that British currency would be switching over to the decimal system by 1971.
Billboard adverts went up reminding shoppers to "use it as a 10 shilling note" and the BBC helpfully broadcast a series of five-minute programmes known as Decimal Five while ITV screened Granny Gets The Point, a short drama showing a pensioner being taught by her grandson how to use the new decimal system.

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