Definition of continued fraction in English:

continued fraction

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noun

Mathematics
  • A fraction of infinite length whose denominator is a quantity plus a fraction, which latter fraction has a similar denominator, and so on.
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    • However he also worked on differential equations, matrices and other topics in algebra, continued fractions, geometry and number theory.
    • He made substantial contributions to the analytical theory of numbers and worked on elliptic functions, continued fractions, and infinite series.
    • In the continued fraction of the square root of an integer the same denominators recur periodically.

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