
Definition of Decimal system
1. Noun. A positional system of numeration that uses decimal digits and a base of ten.
Generic synonyms: Positional Notation, Positional Representation System
Specialized synonyms: Algorism
Definition of Decimal system
1. Noun. (mathematics) A numerical system of counting in tens using decimal digits. ¹
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Literary usage of Decimal system
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1. The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by Isaac Smith Homans, William Buck Dana (1860)
"In Spain, where the decimal system, as regards its silver coins, has long prevailed,
and where, as in the United States, the dollar is taken as the basis or ..."
2. The Journal of Geography by National Council of Geography Teachers (U.S.) (1904)
"The decimal system.—The Eighth International Geographic Congress expresses itself
in favor of a uniform system in all geographical researches and ..."
3. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1860)
"In Canada, it is understood, they are now engaged in introducing the decimal
system, with the Spanish dollar as its basis or unit, ..."
4. A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art: Comprising the Definitions and by William Thomas Brande, George William Cox (1867)
"The decimal system is beyond question an economy of time in calculation.
Beginning with a unit of low quantity, its adaptation to the easy determination of ..."
5. The American Indian (Uhnishinnaba) by Elijah Middlebrook Haines (1888)
"Perfect System of Counting— Uniform decimal system  Why decimal system was ...
The coincidence in the use of the decimal system, by noting numbers by ten, ..."
6. Pharmaceutical Journal by Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1869)
"J.] THE decimal system. TO THE EDITORS OF THE PHARMACEUTICAL JOURNAL. The indifference
of Englishmen to decimal currency arises from the difficulty of the ..."