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recurring decimal

Mathematics. repeating decimal.
Origin of recurring decimal
First recorded in 1795-1805 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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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

a rational number that contains a pattern of digits repeated indefinitely after the decimal point Also called circulating decimal, repeating decimal
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recurring decimal in Science
recurring decimal
See repeating decimal.
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