terminating decimal

noun

Definition of terminating decimal

: a decimal which can be expressed in a finite number of figures or for which all figures to the right of some place are zero — compare repeating decimal

First Known Use of terminating decimal

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about terminating decimal

Share terminating decimal

Statistics for terminating decimal

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for terminating decimal

The first known use of terminating decimal was circa 1909

See more words from the same year

Comments on terminating decimal

What made you want to look up terminating decimal? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

someone who never drinks alcohol

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Homophone Quiz

  • three-bears-two-of-them-look-like-theyre-whispering-to-a-third-bear-who-looks-chuffed-to-be-the-center-of-attention
  • In order to judge how people felt, the senator's office hired a firm to take a ______.
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!