nonterminating

adjective

non·​ter·​mi·​nat·​ing ˌnän-ˈtər-mə-ˌnā-tiŋ How to pronounce nonterminating (audio)
: not terminating or ending
especially : being a decimal for which there is no place to the right of the decimal point such that all places farther to the right contain the entry 0
¹/₃ gives the nonterminating decimal .33333 …

Word History

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonterminating was in 1895

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Cite this Entry

“Nonterminating.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonterminating. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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