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 figure, or set of figures, is constantly repeated; as, 0.354354354; -- called also {recurring decimal}, {repeating decimal}, and {repetend}. [1913 Webster]

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• 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 — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• 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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