Example sentences for: decimal

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

  • This had previously happened in Australia, which went over to decimal currency in 1966.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Guineas ceased to be minted in Britain in 1813, but continued until decimal introduction, as a term used in pricing goods and services.

  • The standard USM coordinates can be directly obtained from the bUSM form by interpreting the bUSM coordinates as block floating point representations of the USM coordinates with the binary decimal point set to the left of the most significant bit.


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