decimal

## decimal

(de' si m*u*l) *adj.*

1. using a number system with a base of ten; writing numerals using the digits 0 through 9.

2. **decimal place**. a decimal digit that indicates a fractional part of a number, a number of 10ths, 100ths, 1000ths, etc.

*n.*

3. decimal point.

4. the argument of a numeric informat or format that indicates the number of decimal places in the formatted value or the power of 10 to apply to the magnitude.

## decimal point

*n.*

1. a period that indicates the separation between the integer part and fractional part of a numeral.

2. the separation between the integer and fractional parts of a number, whether indicated by a period or other symbol or by character positions within a field.