noun

*a figure accurate to the third decimal place.*

noun

The position of a digit to the right of a decimal point, usually identified by successive ascending ordinal numbers with the digit immediately to the right of the decimal point being first: * a figure accurate to the third decimal place.*

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The position of a digit to the right of the decimal point in a number written in decimal notation. In 0.079, for example, 0 is in the first decimal place, 7 is in the second decimal place, and 9 is in the third decimal place.

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Noun

(*plural* decimal places)

- (arithmetic) the position of a digit to the right of the decimal point in a decimal number.
*The answer is 1.245, to three decimal places*

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*See*decimal point

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