Definition of repetend in English:


Syllabification: rep·e·tend
Pronunciation: /ˈrepəˌtend


  • 1The repeating figure or figures of a recurring decimal fraction.
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    • What is the name for the bar over the repetend in repeating decimals?
    • The length of the repetend (period) of the reciprocal can be used to determine whether the number is prime, although there are pseudoprimes.
  • 1.1 formal A recurring word or phrase; a refrain.


early 18th century: from Latin repetendum 'something to be repeated', neuter gerundive of repetere (see repeat).

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