rounding error


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rounding error

n
(Computer Science) computing an error introduced into a computation by the need to perform rounding
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Noun1.rounding error - (mathematics) a miscalculation that results from rounding off numbers to a convenient number of decimals; "the error in the calculation was attributable to rounding"; "taxes are rounded off to the nearest dollar but the rounding error is surprisingly small"
miscalculation, misestimation, misreckoning - a mistake in calculating
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
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That party is now a rounding error and a laughing stock; Britain, meanwhile, is heading out of the EU.
Oil/gas powers 100% of all transportation, within a few significant figures of rounding error.
For a company that has a $46 billion market cap, the amount we're demanding to make it right is a rounding error for them," Page said.
Experts have studied the energy savings and it's never more than a rounding error.
He told BBC One's The Andrew Marr Show: "Having waited for over 40 years to leave the European Union, 24 months would be a rounding error.
Bloomingdale's remains an outlier that may become an expendable rounding error .
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Remedy Entertainment said the frame rate issue, where it was capped at 50 frames per second, was due to a rounding error.
If Obama thinks it's okay to push a power plan that threatens working families for the benefit of, at best, a carbon rounding error, then he should say so.
At $200 an ounce, all the silver in the world (bullion plus coins) would "only" amount to $400 billion, not even a rounding error to the total valuation of stocks, bonds, real estate and, even, gold.
So far their actions are merely symbolic -- the output loss represents less than a rounding error in a global market that produces 95 million bpd.