decimal point


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decimal point

n.
A dot written in a decimal number, as in 8.375, to indicate the place where values change from positive to negative powers of 10.

decimal point

n
(Mathematics) a full stop or a raised full stop placed between the integral and fractional parts of a number in the decimal system
Usage: Conventions relating to the use of the decimal point are confused. The IX General Conference on Weights and Measures resolved in 1948 that the decimal point should be a point on the line or a comma, but not a centre dot. It also resolved that figures could be grouped in threes about the decimal point, but that no point or comma should be used for this purpose. These conventions are adopted in this dictionary. However, the Decimal Currency Board recommended that for sums of money the centre dot should be used as the decimal point and that the comma should be used as the thousand marker. Moreover, in some countries the position is reversed, the comma being used as the decimal point and the dot as the thousand marker

decimal point

A period used in decimal notation to separate whole numbers from fractions, as in the number 1.3, which represents 1 + 3/10 .
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Noun1.decimal point - the dot at the left of a decimal fraction
mathematical notation - a notation used by mathematicians
Translations

decimal point

nvirgola (in numero decimale)
References in classic literature ?
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The erroneous cuts will include those that were a hundred times of the actual premiums, which would likely suggest a missing decimal point. The offer would bring the total sum to at least $2.2 million.
Parent company First Energy said a decimal point was accidentally moved.
Pi, the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, is an irrational number that extends to trillions of digits beyond the decimal point. Clearly, there is more to Pi than 3.14.
"Floating point" means that the decimal point can "float" and can be placed anywhere relative to the significant digits of the number.
Steven Burke, 44, went on the spree after Phil Gledall put the decimal point in the wrong place when paying his wages.
Above defined divider model is used to get values of quotient and remainder, these value can be used to extract value after decimal point. If 22 is divided by 7, remainder is 1 and quotient is 3.
Sometimes you might find numbers that have more numbers behind the decimal point, such as 1.75 minus 1.5.
They entered the three-match series in fifth position on 109 ratings points, and have now joined Sri Lanka on 111 ratings points but are ranked behind Sri Lanka, in fourth position, when the ratings are calculated beyond the decimal point. South Africa now trail top-ranked Australia by four ratings points and India by one.
The decimal point spooked computerised trading systems, which rushed to sell.