decimal fraction
noun Date: 1660 a fraction (as .25 = 25/100 or .025 = 25/1000) or mixed number (as 3.025 = 3 25/1000) in which the denominator is a power of 10 usually expressed by use of the decimal point

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  • Decimal fraction — Fraction Frac tion, n. [F. fraction, L. fractio a breaking, fr. frangere, fractum, to break. See {Break}.] 1. The act of breaking, or state of being broken, especially by violence. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Neither can the natural body of Christ be… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Decimal fraction — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • decimal fraction — fraction whose denominator is ten or a power of ten (usually expressed with a decimal point) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • decimal fraction — noun a proper fraction whose denominator is a power of 10 • Syn: ↑decimal • Derivationally related forms: ↑decimalize (for: ↑decimal), ↑decimalise (for: ↑decimal) …   Useful english dictionary

  • decimal fraction — Arith. a fraction whose denominator is some power of 10, usually indicated by a dot (decimal point or point) written before the numerator: as 0.4 = 4/10; 0.126 = 126/1000. Cf. common fraction, nonterminating decimal, terminating decimal. [1650… …   Universalium

  • decimal fraction — /dɛsəməl ˈfrækʃən/ (say desuhmuhl frakshuhn) noun a fraction whose denominator is some power of ten, usually indicated by a dot (the decimal point) written before the numerator, as 0.4 =⁴⁄₁₀ and 0.126 = ¹²⁶⁄₁₀₀₀ …   Australian English dictionary

  • decimal fraction — noun The fractional part of a decimal number: the digits to the right of the decimal point …   Wiktionary

  • decimal fraction — dec′imal frac tion n. math. 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 • Etymology: 1650–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • décimal — décimal, ale, aux [ desimal, o ] adj. et n. f. • 1746; de décime ♦ Qui procède par dix; qui a pour base le nombre dix. Numération décimale, à base dix. Nombre décimal, pouvant s écrire sous la forme d une fraction dont le dénominateur est une… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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