from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A dot written in a decimal number, as in 8.375, to indicate the place where values change from positive to negative powers of 10.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A point (.) used to separate the fractional part of a decimal from the whole part.
- n. A decimal mark, any symbol used to separate the fractional part of a decimal from the whole part.
- n. A decimal place.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the dot at the left of a decimal fraction
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