To convert to the decimal system.
See Also: decimalization

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  • Decimalize — Dec i*mal*ize, v. t. to convert the dominant units of measure (e.g. of currency) to a decimal based system; to reduce to a decimal system; as, to decimalize the currency. {Dec i*mal*i*za tion}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • decimalize — (Amer.) dec·i·mal·ize || desɪmÉ™laɪz v. convert to the decimal system (also decimalise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • decimalize — [des′ə məl īz΄] vt. decimalized, decimalizing to adopt a decimal system for (currency, measurements, etc.) decimalization n …   English World dictionary

  • decimalize — UK [ˈdesɪməlaɪz] / US [ˈdesɪm(ə)lˌaɪz] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms decimalize : present tense I/you/we/they decimalize he/she/it decimalizes present participle decimalizing past tense decimalized past participle decimalized to… …   English dictionary

  • decimalize — decimal ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to a system of numbers based on the number ten. ► NOUN ▪ a fraction whose denominator is a power of ten, expressed by numbers placed to the right of a decimal point. DERIVATIVES decimalize (also decimalise) verb… …   English terms dictionary

  • decimalize — transitive verb see decimalization …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • decimalize — decimalization, n. /des euh meuh luyz , des meuh /, v.t., decimalized, decimalizing. to reduce to a decimal system. Also, esp. Brit., decimalise. [1855 60; DECIMAL + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • decimalize — dec|i|mal|ize [ desıml,aız ] verb intransitive or transitive to change a system of money or measurements to one based on the number ten ╾ dec|i|mal|i|za|tion [ ,desımlı zeıʃn ] noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • decimalize — or decimalise verb convert (a system of coinage or weights and measures) to a decimal system. Derivatives decimalization noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • decimalize — also ise BrE verb (I, T) to change to a decimal system of money or measurements decimalization noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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