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terminating decimal

noun, Mathematics
1.
a decimal numeral in which, after a finite number of decimal places, all succeeding place values are 0, as ⅛ = 0.125 (contrasted with nonterminating decimal).
Also called finite decimal.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10
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