Decimal Mark

A decimal mark is a symbol used to separate the whole part from the fractional part of a number written in decimal form.

Different cultures use different symbols for the decimal mark. The choice of symbol for the decimal mark also affects the choice of symbol for the thousands separator used in digit grouping, so the latter is also treated in this article.

In mathematics the decimal mark is a type of radix point, a term that also applies to number systems with bases other than ten.

Read more about Decimal MarkHistory, Digit Grouping, Influence of Calculators and Computers, Other Numeral Systems, Examples of Use

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Decimal Mark - Examples of Use
... The following examples show the decimal mark and the thousands separator the lists are ordered chronologically, by when each country adopted the use In Albania, Belgium ... An apostrophe as thousands separator along with a "." as decimal symbol ... For other values the SI style 234. 567,89 is used with a "," as decimal symbol ...

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