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finite decimal
Word Origin
noun
,
Mathematics.
1.
terminating decimal
.
terminating decimal
noun
,
Mathematics.
1.
a decimal numeral in which, after a finite number of decimal places, all succeeding place values are 0, as ⅛ = 0.125 (contrasted with
nonterminating decimal
).
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Also called
finite decimal
.
Origin of
terminating decimal
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1905-1910
1905-10
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