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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“Continued fraction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/continued%20fraction. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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