Liouville number

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Liouville number

[′lyü‚vēl ‚nəm·bər]
(mathematics)
An irrational number x such that for any integer n there exist integers p and q, with q greater than 1, for which the absolute value of x- (p / q) is less than 1/ q n .
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The most classical example of a Liouville number is the Liouville's constant' (see [1]), defined as a decimal with a 1 in each decimal place corresponding to n!