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a fraction whose denominator is some power of 10, usually indicated by a dot (decimal point or point) written before the numerator: as 0.4 = 4/10; 0.126 = 126/1000.
Compare common fraction, nonterminating decimal, terminating decimal.
nine point nine nine nine nine nine nine nine nine seven
Last edited by deepsand; 06-29-2012 at 03:40 PM.
Where I am, when it gets that hot, the power usually goes out!
1960's municipal electrical infrastructure "hard at rest".