# floating-point representation

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## floating-point representation

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(Computer Science)

*computing*the representation of numbers by two sets of digits (*a, b*), the set*a*indicating the significant digits, the set*b*giving the position of the radix point. The number is the product*ar*, where^{b}*r*is the base of the number system used. Compare fixed-point representationCollins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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