decimal fraction

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n decimal fraction a proper fraction whose denominator is a power of 10
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Decimal fraction a fraction in which the denominator is some power of 10, as 2/10 25/100, and is usually not expressed, but is signified by a point placed at the left hand of the numerator, as .2, .25.
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Usage

In literature:

And the other was a frivolous system of pick-pocketing the Kansasters that had the department stores reduced to a decimal fraction.
"Rolling Stones" by O. Henry
He also worked with numbers that had exponents that were fractions, unending decimals, or negative numbers.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
Common fractions may often be changed to decimals very readily, and the calculations thereby made much easier.
"Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889" by Barkham Burroughs
Ether is so rare that its density, compared with water, is represented by a decimal fraction with twenty-seven ciphers before it.
"Among the Forces" by Henry White Warren
He had also worked at fractions and decimals, and tried a little algebra; but he was, and had been as a boy, a poor hand at figures.
"Little Classics, Volume 8 (of 18)" by Various
Complex and improper fractions and recurring decimals are not allowed.
"Amusements in Mathematics" by Henry Ernest Dudeney
He was a mathematician as far as long division and decimal fractions.
"Oomphel in the Sky" by Henry Beam Piper
Will decimal fractions support his back or strengthen his lumbar vertebrae?
"Cornelius O'Dowd Upon Men And Women And Other Things In General Originally Published In Blackwood's Magazine - 1864" by Charles Lever
These are made in different patterns, having either decimal divisions or the vulgar fractions.
"Mechanical Drawing Self-Taught" by Joshua Rose
HOW TO DEAL WITH DECIMAL FRACTIONS.
"Assimilative Memory" by Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
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In news:

Fractional Bets, Decimal Odds at Keeneland.
Keeneland officials said the Lexington racetrack will be the first in the country to introduce "fractional wagering" and a decimal odds display when the spring meet begins April 6.
Fractional Bets, Decimal Odds at Keeneland.
Keeneland officials said the Lexington racetrack will be the first in the country to introduce " fractional wagering" and a decimal odds display when the spring meet begins April 6.
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In science:

If Γ is increased by dΓ, a fraction dnΓ = (2p + q) nΓρ(0; Γ)dΓ of active spin clusters is decimated.
Random Antiferromagnetic SU(N) Spin Chains
Fig. 1, we show the fraction of first order decimation steps as a function of the energy scale Ω, for the symmetry groups SU (3) and SU (4).
Random Antiferromagnetic SU(N) Spin Chains
Figure 1: The fractions of first order decimation steps, of sp ins in the fundamental (Q = 1), and in the self-conjugate (Q = 2, only for SU (4)) representations, all as a function of Ω.
Random Antiferromagnetic SU(N) Spin Chains
The numerical procedure consists in completely decimating a chain, and counting the fraction of spin pairs that become strongly correlated at the distance |i − j | .
Random Antiferromagnetic SU(N) Spin Chains
However, this does not necessarily mean that we can do all the decimation process efficiently at the initial y∗ , after decimation of a c-dependent fraction of the graph SP starts to diverge even for large c.
Message passing for vertex covers
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