What does the word decimal mean?

Usage examples for decimal

  1. While he would himself walk, and talk, and argue after his own peculiar fashion with the American beauty,- explaining to her matters political and social, till he persuaded her to promise to read his pamphlet upon decimal coinage,- he was always making awkward efforts to throw Silverbridge and Lady Mabel together. – The Duke's Children by Anthony Trollope
  2. The second was taken at a National school where he learned the multiplication table and the decimal system with unusual ease. – The Red Hand of Ulster by George A. Birmingham
  3. It was brought forward as a trial of strength; and for such a purpose decimal coinage was as good a subject as any other. – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope