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Definition of "denary" [den•a•ry]

  • Tenfold. (adjective)
  • Divided or counted by tens; decimal. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "denary" in a sentence
  • "As the Dutch had pounds, shillings and pence, before the English had them, we see what _d_ in the signs £ s.d. means, that is, a denary, or a white penny, made of silver."
  • "The denary (about fifteen cents) was a third more than the daily pay of a Roman soldier."
  • "It is unnecessary for us ordinarily to state that we are using the denary scale, because this is always understood in the common affairs of life."