nonterminating decimal

[non-tur-muh-ney-ting]

noun Mathematics.

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

Origin of nonterminating decimal

1905–10; non- + terminating
Also called infinite decimal.
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