noun

# decimal point

decimal point

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(*plural* decimal points)

- (arithmetic) A point (.) used to separate the fractional part of a decimal from the whole part.
- (arithmetic) A decimal mark, any symbol used to separate the fractional part of a decimal from the whole part.
- (proscribed) A decimal place.

- (proscribed, a decimal place): The use of decimal point to mean "a digit in the fractional part of a decimal" is incorrect. Decimal numbers can have any number of decimal places, but have only one decimal point.

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decimal point. (n.d.). Retrieved February 23rd, 2019, from https://www.yourdictionary.com/decimal-point