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Main Entry: 1dec·i·mal
Pronunciation: primarystressdes-(schwa-)mschwal
Function: adjective
Etymology: derived from Latin decimalis "of a tenth part," from decimus "a tenth part," from decem "ten" --related to DECEMBER, DIME
1 : based on the number 10; especially : expressed in, used in, or using a number system with a base of 10 especially with the decimal point <a decimal system of writing numerals> < 1/4 in decimal form is .25>
2 : divided into 10th or 100th units <switched to a decimal money system>

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