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Meaning of REPETEND

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Rep`e*tend\ (r?p`?-t?nd"), n. [L. repetendus to be
repeated, fr. repetere to repeat.] (Math.)
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..8...), the repetend is 283.

 

 

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