continued fraction

noun

Definition of 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 on

First Known Use of continued fraction

1811, in the meaning defined above

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