repeating decimal

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n repeating decimal a decimal with a sequence of digits that repeats itself indefinitely
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Repeating decimal (Arith) a circulating decimal. See under Decimal.
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Usage

In literature:

But Miramon repeated that there was nothing like the decimal system.
"Figures of Earth" by James Branch Cabell
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In science:

The decimation does not change the lattice structure of the chain, as after spins 2 and 3 are decimated, spins 1 and 4 become nearest neighbors, thus the new effective Hamiltonian still describes an AF spin-1/2 chain with nearest-neighbor interactions, and this procedure can be repeated.
Thermodynamics of strongly disordered spin ladders
Then, the update rules are re-iterated and the decimation process repeated until a global colouring is extracted. A ma jor drawback of BP algorithm is that convergence is not guaranteed.
Colouring random graphs and maximising local diversity
These probably rare chains provide the smallest gaps to the gap distributions since in these chains repeatedly very small new couplings are replaced in the consecutive decimations resulting the smallest final couplings and gaps.
Renormalization-group investigation of the S=1 random antiferromagnetic Heisenberg Chain
Repeating these decimation rules we arrive to a system having only inactive sites and no further fusion steps take place.
Renormalization group study of random quantum magnets
The entire procedure is repeated on the “decimated” problem instance where x has been eliminated, until (hopefully) a solution is found.
Catching the k-NAESAT Threshold
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