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).
Words nearby terminating decimal
Origin of terminating decimal
First recorded in 1905–10
Also called finite decimal.
Definition for finite decimal (2 of 2)
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