Definition of Repetend

1. n. That part of a circulating decimal which recurs continually, ad infinitum: -- sometimes indicated by a dot over the first and last figures; thus, in the circulating decimal .728328328 + (otherwise .7&2dot;8&3dot;), the repetend is 283.



Definition of Repetend

1. Noun. A refrain (having repeated words, sounds or phrases) ¹

2. Noun. (mathematics) A repeating decimal ¹

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Definition of Repetend

1. a phrase or sound that is repeated [n -S]

Medical Definition of Repetend

1. That part of a circulating decimal which recurs continually, ad infinitum: sometimes indicated by a dot over the first and last igures; thus, in the circulating decimal .728328328 + (otherwise .7283), the repetend is 283. Origin: L. Repetendus to be repeated, fr. Repetere to repeat. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Repetend

reperks
repertitious
repertoire
repertoires
repertorial
repertories
repertory
repertory company
reperusal
reperusals
reperuse
reperused
reperuses
reperusing
repetency
repetend (current term)
repetends
repetetive
repetiteur
repetiteurs
repetitio
repetition
repetition-compulsion
repetition-compulsion principle
repetition/replication
repetition rate
repetition time
repetitional
repetitionary
repetitioner

Literary usage of Repetend

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1. Mathematical Questions and Solutions (1867)
"[By the period of a number is meant the number of digits in the repetend of the recurring decimal which is equal to the reciprocal of the given number, ..."

2. Decimal Arithmetic Made Perfect: Or, The Management of Infinite Decimals by John Marsh (1742)
"... And to avoid the Trouble for the future oF writing down the Given repetend or Circulate, whether Single or Compound, more than once ( except ..."

3. Arithmetic on the Productive System: Accompanied by a Key and Cubical Blocks by Roswell Chamberlain Smith (1852)
"REPEATING DECIMALS are also called CIRCULATING DECIMALS. When only one figure repeats, it is called a single repetend ; but if two or more figures repeat, ..."

4. A Philosophical and Mathematical Dictionary: Containing an Explanation of by Charles Hutton (1815)
"repetend, in Arithmetic, denotes that part of яп infinite decimal fraction, ... Thus in the numbers 2*13 13 13 &c, the figures 13 are the repetend ..."

5. University Arithmetic: Embracing the Science of Numbers, and General Rules by Charles Davies (1866)
"What is the equivalent common fraction of the repetend 0.'3? ... To reduce a mixed repetend to its equivalent common fraction. ANALYSIS. ..."

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