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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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Decimalisation in 1971 brought the introduction of "new money".
1971: The British penny and the threepenny piece coins ceased to be legal tender as decimalisation continued.
That was the first Teesside triumph at Forest in 16 years and only the second since decimalisation.
IT was 45 years ago today that decimalisation came in and the nation's beloved pounds, shilling and pence were finally prised from the grasp of the British public.
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.
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.
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.
The coin was sidelined upon decimalisation in 1971, but public outcry ensured the sixpence remained legal tender until 1980.