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ROUNDING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rounding mean? 

ROUNDING (noun)
  The noun ROUNDING has 1 sense:

1. (mathematics) a miscalculation that results from rounding off numbers to a convenient number of decimals

  Familiarity information: ROUNDING used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ROUNDING (noun)


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Meaning:

(mathematics) a miscalculation that results from rounding off numbers to a convenient number of decimals

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

rounding; rounding error

Context examples:

the error in the calculation was attributable to rounding / taxes are rounded off to the nearest dollar but the rounding error is surprisingly small

Hypernyms ("rounding" is a kind of...):

miscalculation; misestimation; misreckoning (a mistake in calculating)

Domain category:

math; mathematics; maths (a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement)


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