A regular number, also called a finite decimal (Havil 2003, p. 25), is a positive number that has a finite decimal expansion. A number
such as
which is not regular is said to be nonregular.

The denominators of the first few regular unit fractions are 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 10, 16, 20, 25, 32, 40, 50, ... (OEIS A003592),
which have decimal expansions 1, , , , , , , , , , , , ....

The number of decimal digits in a regular number is given by (Wells 1986, p. 60). The numbers of digits
in the regular unit fractions are 1, 2, 1, 3, 1,
4, 2, 2, 5, 3, 2, 6, 4, 2, 3, ... (OEIS A117920).