terminating decimal

noun Mathematics.

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).

Origin of terminating decimal

First recorded in 1905–10
Also called finite decimal.

Definition for finite decimal (2 of 2)

finite decimal

noun Mathematics.

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