Circulating 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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• circulating decimal — n. REPEATING DECIMAL …   English World dictionary

• Circulating decimal — Circulate Cir cu*late, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Circulated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Circulating}.] [L. circulatus, p. p. of circulare, v. t., to surround, make round, circulari, v. i., to gather into a circle. See {Circle}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To move in a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

• circulating decimal — noun Date: 1768 repeating decimal …   New Collegiate Dictionary

• circulating decimal — Math. See repeating decimal. [1760 70] * * * …   Universalium

• circulating decimal — cir′culating dec′imal n. math. repeating decimal • Etymology: 1765–75 …   From formal English to slang

• circulating decimal — /ˌsɜkjəleɪtɪŋ ˈdɛsəməl/ (say .serkyuhlayting desuhmuhl) noun Mathematics Obsolete a recurring decimal …   Australian English dictionary

• 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• Circulating — Circulate Cir cu*late, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Circulated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Circulating}.] [L. circulatus, p. p. of circulare, v. t., to surround, make round, circulari, v. i., to gather into a circle. See {Circle}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To move in a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• Circulating library — Circulate Cir cu*late, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Circulated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Circulating}.] [L. circulatus, p. p. of circulare, v. t., to surround, make round, circulari, v. i., to gather into a circle. See {Circle}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To move in a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English