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Meaning of terminating decimal

ter'minating dec'imal

Pronunciation: [key]
— Math. Math.
  1. a decimal numeral in which, after a finite number of decimal places, all succeeding place values are 0, as = 0.125 (contrasted with nonterminating decimal). Also called
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