EnglishShow more Special sense of general English.
A mark (,) representing the decimal point. So called in both written and spoken contexts, although in writing the mark is more commonly used than the word.
Introduced in terms of the Measuring Units and National Measuring Standards Act (Act 76 of 1973).
1974Sunday Times 15 Sept. 12It is the same with the new practice of talking about ‘comma’ instead of ‘point’ in decimal numbers...Why..should we now be required to talk about a ‘comma’ when ‘point’ serves the purpose far better?
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