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decimal fraction

(Mathematics) another name for decimal1
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dec′imal frac`tion

a fraction whose denominator is some power of 10, usu. indicated by a dot (dec′imal point` or point) written before the numerator: as 0.4 =4/10; 0.126 =126/1000.
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decimal fraction

A number, such as 0.57, written in decimal notation and having only a zero to the left of the decimal point.
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Noun1.decimal fraction - a proper fraction whose denominator is a power of 10decimal fraction - a proper fraction whose denominator is a power of 10
proper fraction - a fraction with a numerator smaller than the denominator
circulating decimal, recurring decimal, repeating decimal - a decimal with a sequence of digits that repeats itself indefinitely
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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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Some NRPs were superior in certain fiber properties to the RP; e.g., 2.5% span length in AH(67)M as indicated by its significant decimal fraction >1.00 (Table 3).
The explanation generally was that "there are lots of numbers between 52 and 53." A comparison of the results from item #s 6 & 8 seems to imply that decimal fraction computation is easier than common fraction computation.
One of the main problems will be one of rounding down values of the EMU when expressed as a decimal fraction. The differences in revenues from expressing the value as EMU1.23 compared to EMU1.23456 have been found to be plus or minus at least 15%.
With digital numeric presentation, the UT equipment converts the "flight time" of the ultrasonic pulse from the transducer until it is received back at the transducer and displays this "flight time" in a whole or decimal fraction representing material thickness.
This paper traces the growing confidence, professional development and empowerment of one teacher of grade six students' understanding of common and decimal fraction concepts.