nonterminating decimal

[ non-tur-muh-ney-ting ]
/ nɒnˈtɜr məˌneɪ tɪŋ /

noun Mathematics.

a decimal numeral that does not end in an infinite sequence of zeros (contrasted with terminating decimal).

Nearby words

  1. nontarget,
  2. nontaxable,
  3. nonteaching,
  4. nontechnical,
  5. nontenured,
  6. nonthrombocytopenic purpura,
  7. nontoxic,
  8. nontoxic goiter,
  9. nontraditional,
  10. nontransitive

Origin of nonterminating decimal

1905–10; non- + terminating

Also called infinite decimal.

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