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2 definitions found
 for repetend
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Repetend \Rep`e*tend\ (r?p`?-t?nd"), n. [L. repetendus to be
     repeated, fr. repetere to repeat.] (Math.)
     That part of a circulating decimal which recurs continually,
     ad infinitum: -- sometimes indicated by a dot over the first
     and last figures; thus, in the circulating decimal .728328328
     + (otherwise .7..8...), the repetend is 283.
     [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]

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