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recurring decimal

noun
1.
Mathematics. repeating decimal.
Origin of recurring decimal
1795-1805
First recorded in 1795-1805
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Examples from the Web for recurring decimal
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  • One might edge a wall-paper or fringe a robe with a recurring decimal.

    Alarms and Discursions G. K. Chesterton
  • And Squeith shall immediately be set to work on that recurring decimal.

    Twos and Threes G. B. Stern
  • Its only a recurring decimal, and if we quickly put in the dot to stop the leakage, theres no need that it should ever recur.

    Twos and Threes G. B. Stern
  • The positions of these balls clearly convert his figure into the recurring decimal .

    The Canterbury Puzzles

    Henry Ernest Dudeney
British Dictionary definitions for recurring decimal

recurring decimal

noun
1.
a rational number that contains a pattern of digits repeated indefinitely after the decimal point Also called circulating decimal, repeating decimal
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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recurring decimal in Science
recurring decimal
  (rĭ-kûr'ĭng)   
See repeating decimal.
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