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repetend

Line breaks: rep¦et|end
Pronunciation: /ˈrɛpɪtɛnd
 
, ˌrɛpɪˈtɛnd
 
/

Definition of repetend in English:

noun

Mathematics
1The repeating figure or figures of a recurring decimal fraction.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

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