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 for repeating decimal
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Repeating \Re*peat"ing\, a.
     Doing the same thing over again; accomplishing a given result
     many times in succession; as, a repeating firearm; a
     repeating watch.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Repeating circle. See the Note under Circle, n., 3.
  
     Repeating decimal (Arith.), a circulating decimal. See
        under Decimal.
  
     Repeating firearm, a firearm that may be discharged many
        times in quick succession; especially:
     (a) A form of firearm so constructed that by the action of
         the mechanism the charges are successively introduced
         from a chamber containing them into the breech of the
         barrel, and fired.
     (b) A form in which the charges are held in, and discharged
         from, a revolving chamber at the breech of the barrel.
         See Revolver, and Magazine gun, under Magazine.
  
     Repeating instruments (Astron. & Surv.), instruments for
        observing angles, as a circle, theodolite, etc., so
        constructed that the angle may be measured several times
        in succession, and different, but successive and
        contiguous, portions of the graduated limb, before reading
        off the aggregate result, which aggregate, divided by the
        number of measurements, gives the angle, freed in a
        measure from errors of eccentricity and graduation.
  
     Repeating watch. See Repeater
     (a)
         [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Decimal \Dec"i*mal\, n.
     A number expressed in the scale of tens; specifically, and
     almost exclusively, used as synonymous with a decimal
     fraction.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Circulating decimal, or Circulatory 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.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  repeating decimal
      n 1: a decimal with a sequence of digits that repeats itself
           indefinitely [syn: circulating decimal, recurring
           decimal, repeating decimal]

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