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tr.v. dec·i·mal·ized, dec·i·mal·iz·ing, dec·i·mal·iz·es
To change to a decimal system.

dec′i·mal·i·za′tion (-mə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.


(ˈdɛsɪməˌlaɪz) or


(Mathematics) to change (a system, number, etc) to the decimal system: Britain has decimalized her currency.
ˌdecimaliˈzation, ˌdecimaliˈsation n


(ˈdɛs ə məˌlaɪz, ˈdɛs mə-)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
to reduce to a decimal system.
dec`i•mal•i•za′tion, n.


Past participle: decimalized
Gerund: decimalizing

I decimalize
you decimalize
he/she/it decimalizes
we decimalize
you decimalize
they decimalize
I decimalized
you decimalized
he/she/it decimalized
we decimalized
you decimalized
they decimalized
Present Continuous
I am decimalizing
you are decimalizing
he/she/it is decimalizing
we are decimalizing
you are decimalizing
they are decimalizing
Present Perfect
I have decimalized
you have decimalized
he/she/it has decimalized
we have decimalized
you have decimalized
they have decimalized
Past Continuous
I was decimalizing
you were decimalizing
he/she/it was decimalizing
we were decimalizing
you were decimalizing
they were decimalizing
Past Perfect
I had decimalized
you had decimalized
he/she/it had decimalized
we had decimalized
you had decimalized
they had decimalized
I will decimalize
you will decimalize
he/she/it will decimalize
we will decimalize
you will decimalize
they will decimalize
Future Perfect
I will have decimalized
you will have decimalized
he/she/it will have decimalized
we will have decimalized
you will have decimalized
they will have decimalized
Future Continuous
I will be decimalizing
you will be decimalizing
he/she/it will be decimalizing
we will be decimalizing
you will be decimalizing
they will be decimalizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been decimalizing
you have been decimalizing
he/she/it has been decimalizing
we have been decimalizing
you have been decimalizing
they have been decimalizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been decimalizing
you will have been decimalizing
he/she/it will have been decimalizing
we will have been decimalizing
you will have been decimalizing
they will have been decimalizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been decimalizing
you had been decimalizing
he/she/it had been decimalizing
we had been decimalizing
you had been decimalizing
they had been decimalizing
I would decimalize
you would decimalize
he/she/it would decimalize
we would decimalize
you would decimalize
they would decimalize
Past Conditional
I would have decimalized
you would have decimalized
he/she/it would have decimalized
we would have decimalized
you would have decimalized
they would have decimalized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.decimalize - change from fractions to decimals; "Stock prices will be decimalized in the year 2000"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
2.decimalize - change to the decimal system; "The country decimalized the currency in 1975"
convert, change over - change from one system to another or to a new plan or policy; "We converted from 220 to 110 Volt"
převést na desetinnou soustavu
gøre til en decimal
decimáltizes számrendszerbe átír
breyta yfir í tugakerfi
previesť na desatinnú sústavu


[ˈdesɪməlaɪz] VTconvertir al sistema decimal


[ˈdɛsɪməlaɪz] decimalise (British) vtdécimaliserdecimal point nvirgule fdecimal system nsystème m décimal


vt system, currencyauf das Dezimalsystem umstellen, dezimalisieren (form)


[ˈdɛsɪməˌlaɪz] vt (Brit) → convertire al sistema metrico decimale


(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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