# decimal point

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## decimal point

a full stop or a raised full stop placed between the integral and fractional parts of a number in the decimal system

## decimal point

[′des·məl ‚pȯint]
(mathematics)
A dot written either on or slightly above the line; used to mark the point at which place values change from positive to negative powers of 10 in the decimal number system.

## decimal point

(character)
"." ASCII character 46. Common names are: point; dot; ITU-T, USA: period; ITU-T: decimal point. Rare: radix point; UK: full stop; INTERCAL: spot.
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