# terminating decimal

### noun Mathematics.

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).

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## Origin of terminating decimal

First recorded in 1905–10

Also called finite decimal.

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