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noun
Mathematics. repeating decimal.
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Origin of recurring decimal

First recorded in 1795–1805
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British Dictionary definitions for recurring decimal

recurring decimal

noun
a rational number that contains a pattern of digits repeated indefinitely after the decimal pointAlso called: circulating decimal, repeating decimal
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Scientific definitions for recurring decimal

recurring decimal
[ rĭ-kûrĭng ]

See repeating decimal.
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