[ round-awf, -of ]
/ ˈraʊndˌɔf, -ˌɒf /
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of or relating to the act or process of rounding.
an act or instance of rounding off decimal or fractional figures.
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Origin of round-off
First recorded in 1945–50; noun use of verb phrase round off
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British Dictionary definitions for round-off
verb (tr, adverb)
(often foll by with) to bring to a satisfactory conclusion; complete, esp agreeablywe rounded off the evening with a brandy
to make round or less jagged
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Other Idioms and Phrases with round-off
Change a number to the closest whole number or the closest multiple of 10. For example, Rounding it off, I expect the new school addition will cost a million dollars.
Also, round out. Finish, complete, especially in a neat or perfect way. For example, They rounded off the dinner with a magnificent liqueur, or That stamp rounded out his collection. [Mid-1700s; variant, mid-1800s] Also see round out.
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