repeating decimal
noun Date: 1773 a decimal in which after a certain point a particular digit or sequence of digits repeats itself indefinitely — compare terminating decimal

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  • Repeating decimal — Repeating Re*peat ing, a. Doing the same thing over again; accomplishing a given result many times in succession; as, a repeating firearm; a repeating watch. [1913 Webster] {Repeating circle}. See the Note under {Circle}, n., 3. {Repeating… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • repeating 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

  • repeating decimal — n. a decimal in which beyond a certain point some digit or group of digits is repeated indefinitely (Ex.: 0.47382382382...) …   English World dictionary

  • Repeating decimal — A decimal representation of a real number is called a repeating decimal (or recurring decimal) if at some point it becomes periodic: there is some finite sequence of digits that is repeated indefinitely. For example, the decimal representation of …   Wikipedia

  • repeating decimal — noun a decimal with a sequence of digits that repeats itself indefinitely • Syn: ↑circulating decimal, ↑recurring decimal • Hypernyms: ↑decimal fraction, ↑decimal * * * reˈpeating decimal 7 [repeating decimal] …   Useful english dictionary

  • repeating decimal — decimal that recurs in the same order infinitely …   English contemporary dictionary

  • repeating decimal — Math. 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 ... . Also called circulating decimal, periodic decimal, recurring decimal. [1765 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • repeating decimal — repeat′ing dec′imal n. math. a decimal that, after a certain point, includes a group of one or more digits repeated ad infinitum, as 2.33333 … or 23.02181818 … Also called recurring decimal …   From formal English to slang

  • repeating decimal — noun A decimal representation of a real number that, at some point, becomes periodic (and repeats the same sequence of digits indefinitely) …   Wiktionary

  • repeating decimal — noun a recurring decimal …   English new terms dictionary

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