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repeating decimal

noun, Mathematics
1.
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 ….
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75
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repeating decimal

noun
1.
another name for recurring decimal
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repeating decimal
  (rĭ-pē'tĭng)   
A decimal in which a pattern of one or more digits is repeated indefinitely, such as 0.353535 ...
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