repeating decimal

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repeating decimal

[ri′pēd·iŋ ′des·məl]
(mathematics)
A decimal that is either finite or infinite with a finite block of digits repeating indefinitely. Also known as periodic decimal; recurring decimal.
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So no one worries, the day after you leave the rat field, you often can't even tell you were there by the recurring numbers present.
The last three numbers of the 11-digits of the suspects' mobile phones were committed to memory and soon the masses of calls were whittled down to the same constantly recurring numbers.
Common examples used as evidence in recent divorce proceedings have included tracking recurring numbers showing up on itemised mobile phone bills, sent and deleted item list on email packages and mobile phones, accidental use of the reply all button, and forwarding of messages to groups not intended to see the content.