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repeating decimal
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repeating decimal
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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 ….
Also called
circulating decimal
,
periodic decimal
,
recurring decimal
.
Origin:
1765–75
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repeating decimal
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World English Dictionary
repeating decimal
—
n
another name for
recurring decimal
Collins English Dictionary  Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
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American Heritage
Science Dictionary
repeating decimal
(rĭpē'tĭng)
Pronunciation Key
A decimal in
which
a pattern of one or more digits is repeated indefinitely, such as 0.353535 ...
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
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Example sentences
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.
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