# Definitions for roundinground·ing

### Princeton's WordNet(3.00 / 2 votes)Rate this definition:

1. 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(0.00 / 0 votes)Rate this definition:

1. rounding(Noun)

The act of rounding a mathematical value

2. rounding(Noun)

The numerical value obtained by this process

### Webster Dictionary(0.00 / 0 votes)Rate this definition:

1. Rounding

of Round

round or nearly round; becoming round; roundish

3. Rounding(noun)

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

4. Rounding(noun)

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

### Freebase(0.00 / 0 votes)Rate this definition:

1. 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(5.00 / 1 vote)Rate this definition:

1. 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.)

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### Numerology

1. Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of rounding in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

2. Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of rounding in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

### Examples of rounding in a Sentence

1. General Dynamics' performance was rock solid this quarter, rounding out a strong first half.

2. That's almost a rounding error.

3. I really do believe we're rounding the corner and the vaccines are right there, but not even discussing vaccines and not discussing therapeutics, we're rounding the corner.

4. If I were playing third base and my mother were rounding third with the run that was going to beat us, I'd trip her. Oh, I'd pick her up and brush her off and say, 'Sorry, Mom, but nobody beats me.'

5. This pastor was in the United States after the coup and after Erdogan was rounding up people all across the country, does anybody really believe that he would have traveled back to a country that he felt like he could have been swept up into that? Samuel Brownback, US Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, talks to members of the media outside the prison complex Aliaga, Izmir province, western Turkey, where jailed pastor Andrew Craig Brunson appeared on his trial at a court inside the complex (AP) Meanwhile, the year and a half of imprisonment has taken a personal toll on Brunson and his family.

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## Translations for rounding

• गोलाई
• 丸め
• 四舍五入

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