1. a decimal with a sequence of digits that repeats itself indefinitely;

[syn: circulating decimal, recurring decimal, repeating decimal]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Recur \Re*cur"\ (r?*k?r"), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Recurred (-k?rd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Recurring.] [L. recurrere; pref. re- re- + currere to run. See Current.] 1. To come back; to return again or repeatedly; to come again to mind. [1913 Webster] When any word has been used to signify an idea, the old idea will recur in the mind when the word is heard. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster] 2. To occur at a stated interval, or according to some regular rule; as, the fever will recur to-night. [1913 Webster] 3. To resort; to have recourse; to go for help. [1913 Webster] If, to avoid succession in eternal existence, they recur to the "punctum stans" of the schools, they will thereby very little help us to a more positive idea of infinite duration. --Locke. [1913 Webster] Recurring decimal (Math.), a circulating decimal. See under Decimal. Recurring series (Math.), an algebraic series in which the coefficients of the several terms can be expressed by means of certain preceding coefficients and constants in one uniform manner. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Decimal \Dec"i*mal\, n. A number expressed in the scale of tens; specifically, and almost exclusively, used as synonymous with a decimal fraction. [1913 Webster] Circulating decimal, or Circulatory decimal, a decimal fraction in which the same figure, or set of figures, is constantly repeated; as, 0.354354354; -- called also recurring decimal, repeating decimal, and repetend. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

recurring decimal n 1: a decimal with a sequence of digits that repeats itself indefinitely [syn: circulating decimal, recurring decimal, repeating decimal]