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 Mark: History, Digit Grouping, Influence of Calculators and Computers, Other Numeral Systems, Examples of Use

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