terminating decimal
noun Date: circa 1909 a decimal which can be expressed in a finite number of figures or for which all figures to the right of some place are zero — compare repeating decimal

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • terminating decimal — noun Etymology: terminating (present participle of terminate) (I) + decimal : a terminate decimal * * * Math. a decimal numeral in which, after a finite number of decimal places, all succeeding place values are 0, as 1/8 = 0.125 (contrasted with… …   Useful english dictionary

  • terminating decimal — Math. a decimal numeral in which, after a finite number of decimal places, all succeeding place values are 0, as 1/8 = 0.125 (contrasted with nonterminating decimal). Also called finite decimal. [1905 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • Decimal — For other uses, see Decimal (disambiguation). This article aims to be an accessible introduction. For the mathematical definition, see Decimal representation. Numeral systems by culture Hindu Arabic numerals Western Arabic (Hindu numerals)… …   Wikipedia

  • terminating — adjective a) Coming to an end. Every rational number can be written as either a terminating decimal or a recurring decimal. b) Of a decimal: having a finite number of digits. Syn: finite Ant …   Wiktionary

  • decimal fraction — Arith. a fraction whose denominator is some power of 10, usually indicated by a dot (decimal point or point) written before the numerator: as 0.4 = 4/10; 0.126 = 126/1000. Cf. common fraction, nonterminating decimal, terminating decimal. [1650… …   Universalium

  • 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

  • nonterminating decimal — /non terr meuh nay ting/, Math. a decimal numeral that does not end in an infinite sequence of zeros (contrasted with terminating decimal). Also called infinite decimal. [1905 10; NON + TERMINATING] * * * …   Universalium

  • nonterminating decimal — /non terr meuh nay ting/, Math. a decimal numeral that does not end in an infinite sequence of zeros (contrasted with terminating decimal). Also called infinite decimal. [1905 10; NON + TERMINATING] …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • finite decimal — Math. See terminating decimal. * * * …   Universalium

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