Example sentences for: decimal

How can you use “decimal” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • As reported in The N.Y. Times , “Tonga has decided against calling its new decimal currency unit the dollar because the native word tola also means a `pig's snout,' the `soft end of a coconut,' or, in vulgar language, a `mouth.

  • On February 15th, 1971, Britain introduced decimal currency.

  • Into our language came a new description, a pee two pees, and so on, according to the price charged, for decimal currency, but out of use went the nicknames and slang terms used in Britain for the previous currency.

  • While it is acknowledged that such a method would not work well for books, the idea was that the number of occurrencies of a lemma (a technical though convenient term for the `thing--word or phrase--under study'), multiplied by, say the Audit Bureau of Circulation sworn circulation of a periodical would yield a figure that could legitimately be called its Exposure . Obviously, such a number would be far too large to manipulate readily, so, using a formula familiar to statisticians, it was normalized to produce a simple decimal number of only a few digits which I called the lemma's Exposure Index . The purpose of the exercise was to connect the frequency information with the language as it is used and perceived; in addition, the approach would serve to eliminate from consideration those materials which, though published, were little read, with a consequent low influence on the lexicon.

  • ORs of less than 1 are given two decimal places; those greater than or equal to 1 are given one decimal place to achieve comparable accuracy.


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