Definition of recurring decimal in US English:

recurring decimal


  • A repeating decimal.

    • ‘His last mathematics publication was in 1873 on periods of the recurring decimals of the reciprocals of prime numbers.’
    • ‘Even recurring decimals and auxiliary fractions can be handled by Vedic mathematics.’
    • ‘‘It's like a recurring decimal,’ said Benjamin.’
    • ‘In the field of mathematics he worked on probability, recurring decimals and the theory of equations.’


recurring decimal

/rəˈˌkərɪŋ ˈdɛs(ə)məl/