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circulating decimal

Mathematics. repeating decimal.
Origin of circulating decimal
First recorded in 1760-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • To repeat your arguments all over again, will simply lead to his doing the same, and so you will go on like a circulating decimal.

    Feeding the Mind Lewis Carroll
  • Treating it as a circulating decimal (the treadmill of fractions) only made matters worse.

    A Tangled Tale Lewis Carroll
British Dictionary definitions for circulating decimal

circulating decimal

another name for recurring decimal
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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