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## Synonyms for decimals

*noun*

**unit of the mathematical system**

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## Word Origin & History

c.1600, from Medeival Latin decimalis "of tithes or tenths," from Latin decimus "tenth," from decem "ten" (see ten). Applied to Arabic notation before modern sense of "decimal fractions" emerged. As a noun from 1640s.

## Example Sentences for decimals

It looks a little odd, you know; but the decimals can't get through a bucket.

The title should, of course, read "to 607 Places of Decimals."

Without bothering with all these decimals, a kilometre is about five-eighths of a mile.

With regard to decimals and units, I made a discovery which is, I think, worth stating.

Fergus knew the proportion as far as thirty-three figures in decimals.

If you reduce that to decimals, you will find it correct to the sixth decimal.

The denominator of decimals is never written, the dot placed before the first figure of the numerator expressing its value.

It's all done with decimals—or do they call them semicolons?

I came home in tears because division of decimals had stumped me.

The discrepancies are due to variations in authorities and to decimals dropped.