binary-coded decimal

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binary-coded decimal

n
(Computer Science) a number in binary code written in groups of four bits, each group representing one digit of the corresponding decimal number. Abbreviation: BCD
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Ivory supports data conversions from COBOL COMP-3 packed decimal to and from the standard XML schema decimal data types.
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