terminating decimal

  1. 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).

Origin of terminating decimal

First recorded in 1905–10
  • Also called finite decimal.

Words Nearby terminating decimal

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