Repetend

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Repetend (Math) That part of a circulating decimal which recurs continually, ad infinitum: -- sometimes indicated by a dot over the first and last figures; thus, in the circulating decimal .728328328 + , the repetend is 283.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n repetend In arithmetic, that part of a repeating decimal which recurs continually; the circulate. It is called a simple repetend when only one figure recurs, as .3333, etc., and a compound repetend when there are more figures than one in the repeating period, as .029029, etc. It is usual to mark the single figure or the first and last figures of the period by dots placed over them: thus, the repetends above mentioned are written .3 and .029. See repeater, 3.
    • n repetend Something which is or has to be repeated, as the burden of a song.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Repetend that part of a repeating decimal which recurs continually: the burden of a song
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. repetendus, to be repeated, fr. repetere, to repeat