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decimal number

[¦des·məl ¦nəm·bər]
(mathematics)
A number signifying a decimal fraction by a decimal point to the left of the numerator with the number of figures to the right of the point equal to the power of 10 of the denominator.

decimal number

A number expressed in the base 10 numbering system. See decimal.
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