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

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The first known use of terminating decimal was circa 1909

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“Terminating decimal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terminating%20decimal. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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