Recurring decimal
Recur Re*cur" (r?*k?r"), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Recurred} (-k?rd"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Recurring}.] [L. recurrere; pref. re- re- + currere to run. See {Current}.] 1. To come back; to return again or repeatedly; to come again to mind. [1913 Webster]

When any word has been used to signify an idea, the old idea will recur in the mind when the word is heard. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster]

2. To occur at a stated interval, or according to some regular rule; as, the fever will recur to-night. [1913 Webster]

3. To resort; to have recourse; to go for help. [1913 Webster]

If, to avoid succession in eternal existence, they recur to the ``punctum stans'' of the schools, they will thereby very little help us to a more positive idea of infinite duration. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

{Recurring decimal} (Math.), a circulating decimal. See under {Decimal}.

{Recurring series} (Math.), an algebraic series in which the coefficients of the several terms can be expressed by means of certain preceding coefficients and constants in one uniform manner. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • recurring decimal — Decimal Dec i*mal, n. A number expressed in the scale of tens; specifically, and almost exclusively, used as synonymous with a decimal fraction. [1913 Webster] {Circulating decimal}, or {Circulatory decimal}, a decimal fraction in which the same… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • recurring decimal — ► NOUN ▪ a decimal fraction in which a figure or group of figures is repeated indefinitely, as in 0.666 … …   English terms dictionary

  • recurring decimal — n. REPEATING DECIMAL …   English World dictionary

  • recurring decimal — noun a decimal with a sequence of digits that repeats itself indefinitely • Syn: ↑circulating decimal, ↑repeating decimal • Hypernyms: ↑decimal fraction, ↑decimal * * * reˌcurring ˈdecimal [recurring decimal] …   Useful english dictionary

  • recurring decimal — /rəˌkɜrɪŋ ˈdɛsəməl / (say ruh.kerring desuhmuhl) noun Mathematics a decimal which eventually recurs. The recurring digits are indicated by a bar or dots above them …   Australian English dictionary

  • recurring decimal — infinite decimal, decimal comprised of a series of digits which repeat infinitely …   English contemporary dictionary

  • recurring decimal — noun Date: 1801 repeating decimal …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • recurring decimal — Math. See repeating decimal. [1795 1805] * * * …   Universalium

  • recurring decimal — noun a decimal fraction in which a figure or group of figures is repeated indefinitely, as in 0.666 … …   English new terms dictionary

  • recurring decimal — recur′ring dec′imal n. math. repeating decimal • Etymology: 1795–1805 …   From formal English to slang

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