# decimal

## Translingual

### Etymology

From English decimal, as in decimal point.

### Noun

decimal

1. NATO, ICAO, ITU & IMO radiotelephony clear code (spelling-alphabet name) for decimal point.

### References

1. ^ Annex 10 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation: Aeronautical Telecommunications; Volume II Communication Procedures including those with PANS status[1], 6th edition, International Civil Aviation Organization, October 2001, retrieved 23 January 2019, page §5.2.1.4.3.1

## English

### Etymology

Borrowed from Late Latin, Medieval Latin decimalis, from Latin decimus, from decem (ten) + adjective suffix -alis.

### Pronunciation

• (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdɛs.ɪ.məɫ/
• (US) IPA(key): /ˈdɛs.ɪ.məl/, /ˈdɛs.ə.məl/, /ˈdɛs.məl/
•  Audio (US) (file)

decimal (not comparable)

1. Concerning numbers expressed in decimal or mathematical calculations performed using decimal.

### Noun

decimal (countable and uncountable, plural decimals)

1. A number expressed in the base-ten system, (particularly) a fractional numeral written in this system.
What is 723 as a decimal?
2. The decimal system itself.
3. (informal) A decimal place.
Pi has a value of 3.142, to three decimals.
4. (informal) A decimal point.

#### Translations

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### Verb

decimal (third-person singular simple present decimals, present participle decimaling or decimalling, simple past and past participle decimaled or decimalled)

1. To represent with numbers after a decimal point.
• 1984, Robert William Dent, Proverbial Language in English Drama Exclusive of Shakespeare, 1495-1616: An Index[2]:
Single- decimaled entries, often originating in Whiting (Wh) or Wilson (OW; see p. 23, fn.3), are from SPL. To save space, examples cited in SPL are normally not repeated (examples therefore begin with "Add:"). Double- decimaled entries, again often based on Wh or OW, are "new."
• 2001, Richard J. Harris, A Primer of Multivariate Statistics[3], page 54:
simplified, substantively interpretable versions of the optimal (but many-decimaled) linear combinations of your original variables
• 2015, Brad Knickerbocker, It’s Pi Day! Let’s have some pie., Christian Science Monitor:
So naturally, 3/14 – the 14th of March – is celebrated as “Pi Day.” And since 3.14 is the beginning, not the end of Pi – it can be decimaled on out to infinity – and since the next two numbers are 1 and 5 voila! today’s date 3/14/15 is really special.

## Catalan

### Pronunciation

decimal m or f (masculine and feminine plural decimals)

1. decimal

## Galician

### Pronunciation

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decimal m or f (plural decimais)

1. decimal

decimal

1. decimal

## Portuguese

### Etymology

Borrowed from Late Latin decimālis, from Latin decimus.

### Pronunciation

• Rhymes: (Portugal) -al, (Brazil) -aw
• Hyphenation: de‧ci‧mal

decimal m or f (plural decimais)

1. decimal (concerning numbers expressed in decimal or calculations using decimal)

### Noun

decimal m (plural decimais)

1. decimal (number expressed in the decimal system)

• decimal” in Dicionário Aberto based on Novo Diccionário da Língua Portuguesa de Cândido de Figueiredo, 1913

## Romanian

### Etymology

decimal m or n (feminine singular decimală, masculine plural decimali, feminine and neuter plural decimale)

1. Alternative form of zecimal

## Spanish

### Etymology

Borrowed from Late Latin decimālis, from Latin decimus.

### Pronunciation

• IPA(key): (Spain) /deθiˈmal/ [d̪e.θiˈmal]
• IPA(key): (Latin America) /desiˈmal/ [d̪e.siˈmal]
• Rhymes: -al
• Syllabification: de‧ci‧mal

decimal m or f (masculine and feminine plural decimales)

1. decimal

## Swedish

decimal

1. decimal (using ten digits 0-9)

#### Declension

Inflection of decimal
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular decimal
Neuter singular decimalt
Plural decimala
Masculine plural3 decimale
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 decimale
All decimala
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic

### Noun

decimal c

1. a decimal place (digits expressing decimal fractions)

#### Declension

Declension of decimal
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative decimal decimalen decimaler decimalerna
Genitive decimals decimalens decimalers decimalernas