# continued fraction

(redirected from Recurring fractions)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

## con·tin·ued fraction

(kən-tĭn′yo͞od)
n.
A whole number plus a fraction whose numerator is a whole number and whose denominator is a whole number plus a fraction that has a denominator consisting of a whole number plus a fraction, and so on, such as 2 + 1/(3 + 7/(1 + 2/3)).

## continued fraction

n
(Mathematics) a number plus a fraction whose denominator contains a number and a fraction whose denominator contains a number and a fraction, and so on

## contin′ued frac′tion

n.
a fraction whose denominator contains a fraction whose denominator contains a fraction and so on.
[1860–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 continued fraction - a fraction whose numerator is an integer and whose denominator is an integer plus a fraction whose numerator is an integer and whose denominator is an integer plus a fraction and so onfraction - the quotient of two rational numbers
Site: Follow: Share:
Open / Close