circulating decimal

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n circulating decimal a decimal with a sequence of digits that repeats itself indefinitely
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Circulating decimal a decimal fraction in which the same figure, or set of figures, is constantly repeated; as, 0.354354354; -- called also recurring decimal repeating decimal, and repetend.
    • Circulating decimal See Decimal.
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Usage

In literature:

It is no longer a perfectly circulating decimal.
"Selections from Previous Worksand Remarks on Romanes' Mental Evolution in Animals" by Samuel Butler
This makes me think of the time I studied circulating decimals.
"The Daughter of a Republican" by Bernie Babcock
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