decimal fraction

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decimal fraction

(Mathematics) another name for decimal1

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.

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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