
Definition of Decimal number 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
Lexicographical Neighbors of Decimal Number System
Literary usage of Decimal number system
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Applied Arithmetic: The Three Essentials by Nels Johann Lennes, Frances Jenkins (1920)
"THE decimal number system ORAL REVIEW 1. In the number 22, what does each 2
represent? 2. In the number 4444, what does each 4 represent? 3. ..."
2. Applied Arithmetic: The Three Essentials by Nels Johann Lennes, Frances Jenkins (1920)
"THE decimal number system ORAL REVIEW 1. In the number 22, what does each 2
represent? 2. In the number 4444, what does each 4 represent? 3. ..."
3. Business Arithmetic by Clarence Wesley Sutton, Nels Johann Lennes (1918)
"The decimal number system. — To secure a thorough knowledge of the Arithmetic
... This system is called the decimal number system because the number ten is ..."
4. Brief Business Arithmetic by Clarence Wesley Sutton, Nels Johann Lennes (1918)
"The decimal number system. — To secure a thorough knowledge of the Arithmetic
... This system is called the decimal number system because the number ten is ..."
5. A History of Mathematics by Florian Cajori (1919)
"Perhaps five or six centuries before the Hindus gave a systematic exposition of
their decimal number system with its zero and principle of local value, ..."
6. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1916)
"The Hindus certainly did not use their zerosymbol systematically in their decimal
numbersystem before probably the sixth century ADJ the earliest ..."
7. SAS 9.1.3 Language Reference: Concepts by SAS Institute (2005)
"In the decimal number system, the fraction 1/3 cannot be represented exactly in
decimal notation. Likewise, most decimal fractions (for example, ..."