recurring decimal

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n recurring decimal a decimal with a sequence of digits that repeats itself indefinitely
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Recurring decimal (Math) a circulating decimal. See under Decimal.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Recurring decimal a decimal in which after a certain point the digits are continually repeated—repeating, if but one recurring figure; circulating, if more than one
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. recurrĕrere-, back, currĕre, to run.

Usage

In literature:

No good to go on sitting here with Soames or perhaps his daughter recurring in front of them, like decimals.
"The Forsyte Saga, Volume III." by John Galsworthy
No good to go on sitting here with Soames or perhaps his daughter recurring in front of them, like decimals.
"To Let" by John Galsworthy
No good to go on sitting here with Soames or perhaps his daughter recurring in front of them, like decimals.
"The Forsyte Saga, Complete" by John Galsworthy
One might edge a wall-paper or fringe a robe with a recurring decimal.
"Alarms and Discursions" by G. K. Chesterton
Complex and improper fractions and recurring decimals are not allowed.
"Amusements in Mathematics" by Henry Ernest Dudeney
The fact is these two numbers are simply the recurring decimals that equal 1/17 and 1/47 respectively.
"The Canterbury Puzzles" by Henry Ernest Dudeney
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In science:

Let us consider an example of an irrational number √2. The decimal representation of √2 is 1.414213562373095048801688 724229698078568671875376948073176679737990…(Non-periodic, non-recurring).
Theory of Carry Value Transformation (CVT) and its Application in Fractal formation
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