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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the dot at the left of a decimal fraction;
[syn: decimal point, percentage point, point]

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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:Decimal \Dec"i*mal\, a. [F. d['e]cimal (cf. LL. decimalis), fr.
L. decimus tenth, fr. decem ten. See Ten, and cf. Dime.]
Of or pertaining to decimals; numbered or proceeding by tens;
having a tenfold increase or decrease, each unit being ten
times the unit next smaller; as, decimal notation; a decimal
coinage.
[1913 Webster]

Decimal arithmetic, the common arithmetic, in which
numeration proceeds by tens.

Decimal fraction, a fraction in which the denominator is
some power of 10, as 2/10, [frac25x100], and is usually
not expressed, but is signified by a point placed at the
left hand of the numerator, as .2, .25.

Decimal point, a dot or full stop at the left of a decimal
fraction. The figures at the left of the point represent
units or whole numbers, as 1.05.
[1913 Webster]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):decimal point
n 1: the dot at the left of a decimal fraction [syn: decimal
point, percentage point, point]

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):decimal point

"." ASCII character 46.  Common names are:
point; dot; ITU-T, USA: period; ITU-T: decimal point.
Rare: radix point; UK: full stop; INTERCAL: spot.

(1995-03-14)
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