Decimalization process

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Decimalization process refers to the conversion of a system of coinage or measurement to a "decimal" system, i.e. one where the all ratios between the different units are powers of ten.

The metric system of measurement, an early version of which was first introduced in France after the French Revolution, is a decimal system of measurement.

Decimalization of time periods within the day sees occasional use.

Decimalization is generally advocated for reducing effort of calculations involving quantities of different scale.