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repeating decimal

noun, Mathematics
a decimal numeral that, after a certain point, consists of a group of one or more digits repeated ad infinitum, as 2.33333 …. or 23.0218181818 ….
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  • Any integer, finite decimal, or repeating decimal is a rational number.
  • Any number that can be written as a fraction can be expressed as a terminating or repeating decimal or a percent.
British Dictionary definitions for repeating decimal

repeating decimal

another name for recurring decimal
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repeating decimal in Science
repeating decimal
A decimal in which a pattern of one or more digits is repeated indefinitely, such as 0.353535 ...
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