floating-point number

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Noun1.floating-point number - a number represented in floating-point notation
number - a concept of quantity involving zero and units; "every number has a unique position in the sequence"
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A floating-point number is normalized if the most significant digit of the mantissa is nonzero.
In this comprehensive book, Cavanagh (Computer Engineering, Santa Clara University) helps readers to master computer arithmetic for fixed-point, decimal, and floating-point number representations for all primary operations, and to implement those operations using the Verilog Hardware Description Language (HDL).
Treating this topic requires discussing integer and floating-point number representations and inaccuracies that may result from their use.
Above MARE is computed using a reference 'exact' result that in any case presented here is a IEEE double precision floating-point number returned by the Matlab[R] intrinsic functions.
If you have a floating-point number and then try to store it as an integer, where the store would result in an overflow, the processor signals the wrong type of error," Collins told EE Times.
The TC1-FPU supports the IEEE-754 single-precision floating-point number format and all defined rounding modes.
Types specify the format of data, such as alphanumeric characters, floating-point numbers or more complex data structures, such as Web pages and database queries.
Typically, the report includes a dozen four-byte floating-point numbers.

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