### What does **rounding** mean?

# Definitions for **rounding**

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### Princeton's WordNet

rounding, rounding error(noun)

(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"

### Wiktionary

rounding(Noun)

The act of rounding a mathematical value

rounding(Noun)

The numerical value obtained by this process

### Webster Dictionary

Rounding

of Round

Rounding(adj)

round or nearly round; becoming round; roundish

Rounding(noun)

small rope, or strands of rope, or spun yarn, wound round a rope to keep it from chafing; -- called also service

Rounding(noun)

modifying a speech sound by contraction of the lip opening; labializing; labialization. See Guide to Pronunciation, / 11

### Freebase

Rounding

Rounding a numerical value means replacing it by another value that is approximately equal but has a shorter, simpler, or more explicit representation; for example, replacing £23.4476 with £23.45, or the fraction 312/937 with 1/3, or the expression √2 with 1.414. Rounding is often done on purpose to obtain a value that is easier to write and handle than the original. It may be done also to indicate the accuracy of a computed number; for example, a quantity that was computed as 123,456 but is known to be accurate only to within a few hundred units is better stated as "about 123,500." On the other hand, rounding introduces some round-off error in the result. Rounding is almost unavoidable in many computations — especially when dividing two numbers in integer or fixed-point arithmetic; when computing mathematical functions such as square roots, logarithms, and sines; or when using a floating point representation with a fixed number of significant digits. In a sequence of calculations, these rounding errors generally accumulate, and in certain ill-conditioned cases they may make the result meaningless. Accurate rounding of transcendental mathematical functions is difficult because the number of extra digits that need to be calculated to resolve whether to round up or down cannot be known in advance. This problem is known as "the table-maker's dilemma".

### Dictionary of Nautical Terms

rounding

A service wrapped round a spar or hawser. Also, old ropes wound firmly and closely about the layers of that part of a cable which lies in the hawse, or athwart the stem, &c. It is used to prevent the cable from being chafed. (See KECKLING and SERVICE.)

### Numerology

Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of rounding in Chaldean Numerology is:

**6**Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of rounding in Pythagorean Numerology is:

**3**

### Examples of rounding in a Sentence

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**rounding**error.We're

**rounding**them up in a very humane way, a very nice way.In Adidas terms, it is a

**rounding**error in the marketing budget.Chief Executive Officer Phebe Novakovic:

General Dynamics' performance was rock solid this quarter,

**rounding**out a strong first half.That's a

**rounding**error when you know that operating costs can be about $ 1 million per day, fines need to be higher.

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