Definition for DEC'IM-AL

DEC'IM-AL, a. [L. decimus, tenth, from decem, ten; Gr. δεκα; Goth. tig, ten, Sax. a tie.]

  1. Numbered by ten; as, decimal progression. – Locke.
  2. Increasing or diminishing by ten; as, decimal numbers; decimal arithmetic; decimal fractions.
  3. Tenth; as a decimal part.

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