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repeating decimal
Word Origin
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 ….
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Also called
circulating decimal
,
periodic decimal
,
recurring decimal
.
Origin of
repeating decimal
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1765-1775
1765-75
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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British Dictionary definitions for
repeating-decimal
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repeating decimal
noun
1.
another name for
recurring decimal
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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repeating-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 ...
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
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Word Value for
repeating
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