nonrepeating decimal

nonrepeating decimal

[‚nän·ri‚pēd·iŋ ′des·məl]
(mathematics)
An infinite decimal that fails to have any finite block of digits that eventually repeats indefinitely. Also known as nonperiodic decimal; nonrecurring decimal.
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Its value is 3.14159 ...and so on, forever, in a nonrepeating decimal, for pi is an irrational number.