A number system based on units of 10 and using decimal notation.
A system of measurement in which all derived units are multiples of 10 of the fundamental units.
(mathematics) A numerical system of counting in tens using decimal digits.
Decimal-system Sentence Examples
A decimal system of numeration was used, with numbers going up to io,000.
He was one of the first members, and became president of the Bureau of Longitudes, took a prominent place at the Institute (founded in 1796), professed analysis at the Ecole Normale, and aided in the organization of the decimal system.
The first national coinage was begun in 1822, and the decimal system was adopted in 1863.
To him are due the introduction of the decimal system of currency and the adoption of a system of protection to Canadian manufactures.
In 1782 he prepared an elaborate report on the coinage, suggesting the use of the decimal system and of the terms dollar and cent.