# decimal point

## Definitions

• WordNet 3.6
• n decimal point the dot at the left of a decimal fraction
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
• Decimal point a dot or full stop at the left of a decimal fraction. The figures at the left of the point represent units or whole numbers, as 1.05.
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## Usage

### In literature:

He used to calculate the profits of our cotton-scheme to three points of decimals, after office.
"Actions and Reactions" by Rudyard Kipling
We'd figured every move to the third decimal point.
"Alias The Lone Wolf" by Louis Joseph Vance
It doesn't make any difference whether a decimal point is placed before or after a figure, you know.
"Winning His "W"" by Everett Titsworth Tomlinson
All numbers above that point belong rather to decimal than to quaternary numeration.
"The Number Concept" by Levi Leonard Conant
To check the decimal point think of the perfect square nearest to 157.
"Instruction for Using a Slide Rule" by W. Stanley
That seemed to be typical; the frontiers of science, now, were all decimal points.
"Ministry of Disturbance" by Henry Beam Piper
The period is used as a decimal point.
"Punctuation" by Frederick W. Hamilton
For convenience the metrical table is given, showing lengths in feet and inches, in which only three decimal points are used.
"Practical Mechanics for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
One was really beautiful, allowing a decimal point off her nose.
"From Edinburgh to India & Burmah" by William G. Burn Murdoch
When does "S" indicate the decimal point?
"Assimilative Memory" by Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
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### In news:

When measuring tire costs in cents per mile, one way to add zeros directly to the right of the decimal point is to keep casings in service as long as you can.
I wouldn't think a currency trader who misses decimal points is worth anything in the job market.
Where to put the decimal point.
I wouldn't think a currency trader who misses decimal point s is worth anything in the job market.
Where to put the decimal point .
Avoid "Decimal Point" Precision Projections.
Did They Misplace the Decimal Point.
The numbers showing how many euros she owed had the decimal point in the wrong spot and an extra 12 zeroes.
The number showing how many euros she owed had the decimal point in the wrong spot and an extra 12 zeroes added.
In picking Romney and Ryan, Republicans will commit to a radical vision in which government and its social role are decimated, while the rich pay lower taxes than any point since the Spanish flu ravaged the earth.
There's no intrigue over a few decimal points in the final BCS standings.
With nearly 70 percent of Coloradans having already cast their ballots and the number of undecideds down to decimal points, the last full day of campaigning was like ringing out a dry rag.
Numbers containing decimal points are a major source of error and, when the decimal point is misplaced, can lead to misinterpretation of prescriptions.
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### In science:

For larger values of α there appears a regime θ ∈ [θ− (α), θ+ (α)] in which the two initial conditions leads to different ﬁxed point solutions of (45,46), signaling the presence of non-trivial long range point-to-set correlations in the decimated formula.
On the cavity method for decimated random constraint satisfaction problems and the analysis of belief propagation guided decimation algorithms
The numerical data clearly point to an algorithmic threshold αa very close to the theoretical prediction of the point α∗ = 9.05 (marked by a vertical line in Fig. 10) above which phase transitions occur in the thermodynamic properties of the decimated ensemble of random formulas.
On the cavity method for decimated random constraint satisfaction problems and the analysis of belief propagation guided decimation algorithms
In the ﬁrst form decimal separator is indicated by a period or point (we thus say in English language “twelve point ﬁve”), whereas in the second a comma is used instead (consequently, in German language one calls this number “zw¨olf Komma f¨unf ” and in the French language, one calls this number “douze virgule cinq”).
Notations Around the World: Census and Exploitation
Several pieces of information have been indeed ignored there: memory beyond ﬁrst order, multiple decimations, the ﬂow of the distribution to the critical point, etc.
Entanglement spectrum of random-singlet quantum critical points
This renormalization procedure will be consistent if the renormalization scale Ω deﬁned in point (i) decreases at each step, i.e. if the new generated frequencies are smaller than the decimated frequency Ω.
Random elastic networks : strong disorder renormalization approach
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