repeating decimal


noun Mathematics.

a decimal numeral that, after a certain point, consists of a group of one or more digits repeated ad infinitum, as 2.33333 …. or 23.0218181818 ….

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Origin of repeating decimal

First recorded in 1765–75

Words nearby repeating decimal

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British Dictionary definitions for repeating decimal

repeating decimal

noun

another name for recurring decimal
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Scientific definitions for repeating decimal

repeating decimal
[ rĭ-pētĭng ]

A decimal in which a pattern of one or more digits is repeated indefinitely, such as 0.353535 …
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