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 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Decimal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Decimal notation is the writing of numbers in the base 10 numeral system, which uses various symbols for ten distinct quantities (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, called digits) to represent numbers.
Decimal arithmetic is used in computers so that fractional results can be computed exactly, which is not possible using a binary fractional representation.
Decimal fractions can be expressed without a denominator, the decimal point being inserted into the numerator (with leading zeros added if needed), at the position from the right corresponding to the power of ten of the denominator.
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 Decimal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Decimal, also called denary, is the base 10 numeral system, which uses the symbols 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 (called digits) together with the decimal point and the sign symbols + (plus) and − (minus) to represent numbers.
Decimal is the principal numeral system used by humans (though some cultures do or did use other number systems).
Decimal numerals can be encoded for computers using binary-coded decimal or more efficient schemes.
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 Dewey Decimal Classification - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC, also called the Dewey Decimal System) is a system of library classification developed by Melvil Dewey in 1876, and since greatly modified and expanded in the course of the twenty-two major revisions, the most recent in 2004.
It also is a faceted classification, combining elements from different parts of the structure to construct a number representing the subject content (often combining two subject elements with linking numbers and geographical and temporal elements) and form of an item rather than drawing upon a list containing each class and its meaning.
Books are placed on the shelf in increasing numerical order; the whole number to the left of the decimal is in counting order, while the digits to the right of the decimal are compared one digit at a time, with a blank coming before zero.
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 Universal Decimal Classification [encyclopedia]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Universal Decimal Classification is a system of library classification developed by the Belgian bibliographers Paul Otlet and Henri la Fontaine at the end of the 19th century.
UDC classifications use Arabic numerals and are based on the decimal system.
Every number is thought of as a decimal fraction with the initial decimal point omitted, which determines filing order.
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