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recurring decimal

(Mathematics) a rational number that contains a pattern of digits repeated indefinitely after the decimal point. Also called: circulating decimal or repeating decimal
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repeat′ing dec′imal

a decimal that, after a certain point, includes a group of one or more digits repeated ad infinitum, as 2.33333 … or 23.02181818 …. Also called recurring decimal.
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Noun1.recurring decimal - a decimal with a sequence of digits that repeats itself indefinitely
decimal, decimal fraction - a proper fraction whose denominator is a power of 10
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recurring decimal

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