# decimal currency

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## decimal currency

n
(Currencies) a system of currency in which the monetary units are parts or powers of ten
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Translations
عِمْلَةٌ عَشْرِيَّه
desetinná měna
decimalt pengesystem
gjaldmiîill eftir tugakerfi
desatinná mena
onluk para sistemi

## decimal currency

nDezimalwährung f
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## decimal

numbered by tens. the decimal system.
noun
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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Getting ready for Decimalisation THERE was a special meeting held in Loughborough to discuss the implications of the introduction of decimal currency in February, 1971.
1966: Chancellor of the Exchequer James Callaghan said Britain would switch to decimal currency from 1971.
Charges on the original Severn Crossing have been in place since 1966, when the fee stood at two shillings and sixpence - the equivalent of 12.5p in decimal currency today.
Adverts and brochures were brought out to help explain how it would all work and Lord Fiske, Chairman of the Decimal Currency Board, even demonstrated how to insert the five new penny coin into a parking meter.
Despite the switch from imperial to decimal currency, there were clear social continuities in the imagery used for the pre-decimal Series 2 and first decimal Series 3 notes.
The first decimal coins were issued by the Decimal Currency Board in preparation for the change to full decimalisation on February 15, 1971.
With the folk of Britain getting to grips with decimal currency, and the Norther Ireland 'troubles' in the headlines, the Watergate affair in the United States was enough to bring down President Richard Nixon.
1966: Chancellor of the Exchequer James |Callaghan said Britain would switch to decimal currency from 1971.
It's not that we are incapable of change; I'm old enough to remember the switch over to decimal currency in 1971.
DECIMAL currency had yet to arrive when I last backed a favourite in a major handicap hurdle but I am happy to break the habit of a lifetime and row in with Ted Spread in today's Imperial Cup.
New novelist Bartlett has cleverly used a copper penny, from early monetary tender to current decimal currency to weave short stories over decades beginning in 1911 at the time of the new Australian federation until 1974 when Cyclone Tracy ravaged Darwin on Christmas Day.

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