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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v decimalize change to the decimal system "The country decimalized the currency in 1975"
    • v decimalize change from fractions to decimals "Stock prices will be decimalized in the year 2000"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Isaac Asimov is the only author to have a book in every Dewey-decimal category
    • v. t Decimalize 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: If you need to remember pi, just count the letters in each word of the sentence: "May I have a large container of coffee?" If you get the coffee and are polite say: "Thank you," get two more decimal places. (3.141592653...). Here is another sentance: How I wish I could calculate Pi. (3.141592)
    • decimalize To reduce to the decimal system: as, to decimalize currency, weights, measures, etc.
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  • George Bernard Shaw
    “Every doctor will allow a colleague to decimate a whole countryside sooner than violate the bond of professional etiquette by giving him away.”


In literature:

The so-called "black death" was ravaging Egypt; many families were decimated, and their riches fell to the state.
"History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 12 (of 12)" by S. Rappoport
When at length the now decimated line was re-formed, the horror of the action was plainly seen.
"The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood" by Arthur Griffiths
Very often before the white wolf had caused the pack to run into dangerous and decimating trouble, but always with a feed at the end.
"The Way of the Wild" by F. St. Mars
This was called decimation (from decimus, the tenth).
"History Of Ancient Civilization" by Charles Seignobos
I quite recognize that, for certain purposes, the decimal division of the circle is very valuable.
"International Conference Held at Washington for the Purpose of Fixing a Prime Meridian and a Universal Day. October, 1884." by Various
Now decimation was the following sort of process.
"Dio's Rome, Volume 1 (of 6)" by Cassius Dio
The clergy was deprived of these endowments in landed estates, which decimated property and population in France.
"History of the Girondists, Volume I" by Alphonse de Lamartine
Thus the majority of the officers were killed, and the ranks within the trenches decimated.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of 12)"
Hence the necessity of an inevitable decimation, which will suppress all the competitors save one.
"Social Life in the Insect World" by J. H. Fabre
Multiplication of decimals became the problem of the lesson, the goal to be attained.
"Ontario Normal School Manuals: Science of Education" by Ontario Ministry of Education
It was not only a question of occupying Corfu; it was also a matter of arranging to receive a worn-out and decimated army.
"Fighting France" by Stephane Lauzanne
I don't know whether he can take the decimal coinage question with him, but I fear not.
"Phineas Redux" by Anthony Trollope
The ordinary tables in the hand-books, going only to five places of decimals, are of no use for these computations.
"Scientific American, Volume XXIV., No. 12, March 18, 1871" by Various
Decimal numeration grew out of the fact that each person has ten fingers and thumbs, without reference to science, art, or commerce.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 5, No. 28, February, 1860" by Various
Slowly, ever so slowly, the indicator of the speedometer measured off a mile in dragging decimals.
"The White Desert" by Courtney Ryley Cooper
Decimal monetary system, iii, 75.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 14" by Elbert Hubbard
The Batak are not very numerous; their villages have been decimated by ravages of smallpox during the past five years.
"Negritos of Zambales" by William Allan Reed
In this case the constant is designated by the decimal .005.
"The Wonder Island Boys: The Mysteries of the Caverns" by Roger Thompson Finlay
Pestilence, dysentery decimates their numbers.
"Lord Tony's Wife" by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
America is already decimating them with Sunday-Sabbaths and English Prayer-Books.
"The Grandchildren of the Ghetto" by Israel Zangwill

In poetry:

Fives, and tens,
Threes and fours and twelves,
All the volte face of decimals,
The whirligig of dozens and the pinnacle of seven.
"Tortoise Shell" by D H Lawrence

In news:

Stop the decimation of California's public schools.
The decimation of public health.
Back in the 1950s, state wildlife agencies trapped and released wild whitetail deer to kick-start recoveries in areas where populations had been decimated.
In some ways Demon Decimator is a puzzle game you've seen before.
Downy mildew has been decimating landscapes full of impatiens in South Florida this year.
Report says climate change could decimate agriculture, cause global health problems.
Yet he's done well recruiting players and nurturing a team decimated by the early departures of talented upperclassmen.
Has decimated al Qaeda chiefs but must persist in fight: Panetta.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A deadly Indianapolis explosion that decimated a neighborhood shows signs that aren't characteristic of natural gas explosions caused by appliances .
Injuries have decimated Houston's 'D.
the decimation of Louisiana's wetlands.
The Big East, formed in 1979, has been decimated by the defections of.
With Hamas Rockets falling on Israel, massive layoffs decimating America's family's finances, and Barack Obama demanding massive tax increases or he will drive us over the fiscal cliff, we cannot help but day- dream about four years from now.
Expanding health coverage through the private insurance market or Medicaid, as the Obama law envisions, will extend "the blessings of liberty" to individuals hobbled by disabilities or families decimated by illness, Mr Verrilli said.
Ukrainians in Amsterdam to mark famine that decimated millions.

In science:

We thus formulated the self-similar RG resummation in terms of a decimation or thinning procedure in terms of the particle density.
Perturbation theory for the effective diffusion constant in a medium of random scatterer
Note also that there is a correspondence of the ends of Σ with R ∪ {∞} ∼= S 1 which is one-to-one from ends to the irrationals and two-to-one from ends to the rational numbers, much like the decimal expansions for the real numbers although we shall not use it in this paper.
Generalized Markoff Maps and McShane's Identity
Correlations for superpositions and decimations of Laguerre and Jacobi orthogonal matrix ensembles with a parameter.
Correlation functions for random involutions
Rigorous decimation-based construction of ground pure states for spin glass models on random lattices.
A Continuous-Discontinuous Second-Order Transition in the Satisfiability of Random Horn-SAT Formulas
Typical examples of them are given by the decimation transformations used on fractals and in real-space renormalization.
Random walks on graphs: ideas, techniques and results
Later, it has been shown that the anomalous dimension involved in vibrational dynamics is the average spectral dimension (), we shall discuss in further sections, which coincides with ed only for particular graphs, such as exactly decimable fractals.
Random walks on graphs: ideas, techniques and results
As an example, the usual decimation procedure on fractals is a topological rescaling.
Random walks on graphs: ideas, techniques and results
In particular, for all exactly decimable fractals (such as e.g.
Random walks on graphs: ideas, techniques and results
In particular, a well studied class of fractals is that of exactly decimable fractals.
Random walks on graphs: ideas, techniques and results
On these structures, exact renormalization group calculations based on a real space decimation procedure allow obtaining all the relevant random walks quantities.
Random walks on graphs: ideas, techniques and results
Exactly decimable fractals are a restricted class of self similar structures (i.e. not all self similar structures are exactly decimable) which are geometrically invariant under site decimation.
Random walks on graphs: ideas, techniques and results
In general, all deterministic finitely-ramified fractals are exactly decimable.
Random walks on graphs: ideas, techniques and results
Notice that exact decimation is a particular case of isospectrality, as we discussed in previous sections.
Random walks on graphs: ideas, techniques and results
Let us consider now the general procedure to decimate the set of equation (85).
Random walks on graphs: ideas, techniques and results
This is always the case for exactly decimable fractals.
Random walks on graphs: ideas, techniques and results