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Definition of repeating decimal
repeating decimal Decimal Dec"i*mal, n.
A number expressed in the scale of tens; specifically, and
almost exclusively, used as synonymous with a decimal
Circulating, 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.
Repeating decimal Repeating Re*peat"ing, a.
Doing the same thing over again; accomplishing a given result
many times in succession; as, a repeating firearm; a
Repeating circle. See the Note under Circle, n., 3.
Repeating decimal (Arith.), a circulating decimal. See
Repeating firearm, a firearm that may be discharged many
times in quick succession; especially:
(a) A form of firearm so constructed that by the action of
the mechanism the charges are successively introduced
from a chamber containing them into the breech of the
barrel, and fired.
(b) A form in which the charges are held in, and discharged
from, a revolving chamber at the breech of the barrel.
See Revolver, and Magazine gun, under Magazine.