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Noun1.decimalisation - the act of changing to a decimal system; "the decimalization of British currency"
change - the action of changing something; "the change of government had no impact on the economy"; "his change on abortion cost him the election"
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(ˈdesiməl) adjective
numbered by tens. the decimal system.
a decimal fraction. Convert these fractions to decimals.
ˈdecimalize, ˈdecimalise verb
to convert from a non-decimal to a decimal form.
ˌdecimaliˈzation, ˌdecimaliˈsation noun
decimal currency
a system of money in which each coin or note is either a tenth of or ten times another in value.
decimal fraction
a fraction expressed as so many tenths, hundredths, thousandths etc and written with a decimal point, like this. 0.1 (= 1/10), 2.33 (= 233/100).
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Britain's first decimal coins - the 5p and 10p - were issued on April 23, 1968 in preparation for decimalisation.
The new PS1 will have the same 12-sided shape of the "threepenny bit" which vanished with decimalisation in 1971.
The old thrupenny bit was in circulation from 1937 until decimalisation in 1971.
Harold, Hall Green The Evening Mail, October 18, 1969 Editor's note: This letter followed the introduction of the new coin on October 14, 1969, as a replacement for the old ten shilling note in the move towards decimalisation.
Perhaps he could also be told about decimalisation.
1971: The old penny and threepenny piece ceased to be legal tender as decimalisation continued.
1968: Britain's first decimal coins, the 50p and 10p, were issued in preparation for decimalisation.
Forty years ago today was "D-Day" as Britain's old system of pounds, shillings and pence gave way to decimalisation, ushering in a new era of metric money with shiny new coins to match.
But the group, which commissioned the research to mark the 40th anniversary of the switch to decimalisation, said the use of cash was likely to decline further, as new payment methods such as contactless payment cards and mobile phone payments, reduced its appeal even for small purchases.
They will then fast-forward through a century of change, including the war rationing era, the arrival of self-service in the 1950s, decimalisation, supermarkets and the arrival of frozen food in the 1970s.
1941: US actor Lee Majors, best known for playing Steve Austin in the Six Million Dollar Man, is 67 today 1968: Britain's " rst decimal coins - the 5p and 10p - were issued in preparation for decimalisation
The Forum of Private Business warned the changes - which it described as the greatest since decimalisation - would result in chaos.