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Topic: NUMBERS

Date: 1600-1700
Language: Modern Latin
Origin: decimalis, from Latin decem 'ten'

decimal

2 adjective
     
decimal2
HMNHMN a decimal system is based on the number 10:
changing to a decimal system
calculations accurate to three decimal places (=one of the numbers after the full stop in a decimal)
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