## decimal number

- The definition of a decimal number is another way of representing a fraction by showing the part of the whole by placing it on the right side of a period.
An example of a decimal number is the number 1.33. The numbers ".33" are the parts of a whole and are the approximate equivalent of the fraction 1/3.

The item circled is a decimal number.

## decimal number

Noun

(*plural* decimal numbers)

- (mathematics) A number represented by the decimal digits 0 to 9 and possibly a decimal point.
*Thirteen and a quarter is 13.25 as a decimal number.*

## decimal number - Computer Definition

A number expressed in the base 10 numbering system. See decimal.

## decimal number

Variant of decimal

adjective

of or based on the number 10; progressing by tens

Origin of decimal

Old French ; from Medieval Latin*decimalis*; from Classical Latin

*decimus*, tenth ; from

*decem*, ten

noun

- a fraction with an unwritten denominator of 10 or some power of 10, indicated by a point () before the numerator (Ex.: .5 = )in full decimal fraction
- any number written using a decimal pointin full decimal number