turning, curving, or circling around.
pertaining to the mathematical process of rounding: a rounding error.
the act or process of making something round.
the process of replacing a number by another number of approximately the same value but having fewer digits: To the nearest dollar, the rounding of $27.68 yields $28.
a similar process that specifies one of various rules. Generally, the number is first truncated to one or two digits more than is desired; then the last one or two digits are adjusted in a specified way in order to reflect the magnitude of the original number. In rounding the final digits, 0–4 are simply dropped, 6–9 are dropped after the preceding digit is increased by 1, and 5 is handled in various ways depending on the surrounding digits and the particular convention being followed.: Compare truncate (def. 2).
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How to use rounding in a sentence
In her findings, 63 percent of temperature samples were biased by this double-rounding.
Scrapping the quail research might score some easy political points, but it was a rounding error on these agencies’ budgets.The various dishonesties in Rand Paul’s cocaine-quail presentation | Philip Bump | May 28, 2021 | Washington Post
Still, Microsoft sees a lot, so any difference with actual numbers is likely a rounding error.Microsoft president calls SolarWinds hack an “act of recklessness” | Dan Goodin | December 18, 2020 | Ars Technica
At Trilogy, the work of leaders includes investing in employees’ growth and continuing the “rounding” that has long kept executives close to what’s happening at the front lines.How one of the best elder care companies has found opportunity in the COVID crisis | lbelanger225 | December 10, 2020 | Fortune
If we don’t do something to offset the damage to our retirement system, today’s problems could end up looking like a rounding error compared to what the future holds.The Fed Saved the Economy but Is Threatening Trillions of Dollars Worth of Middle-Class Retirement | by Allan Sloan | October 21, 2020 | ProPublica
Democrats were working hard to pass a budget in a divided government, and Yee was charged in part with rounding up the votes.
And what could be more honorable than rounding up your besties to pay homage to a hallowed pop deity?Miley Cyrus, Walter White, Oprah: Your Pop Culture Halloween Costume Guide | Kevin Fallon | October 21, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The White House has been rounding up senators to vouch for her.Roger Ferguson Is Wall Street’s Fantasy for Federal Reserve Chairman | Daniel Gross | September 24, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
rounding out the Big Three, GM was also up 15 percent year over year.
By August we were rounding up any young man we found, whether we were looking for him or not.Former Syrian Soldier Describes Life in the Army at the Start of War | Andrew Slater | September 4, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
On rounding a point a few minutes after, he was again arrested by a scene which, while it charmed, amazed him.Hunting the Lions | R.M. Ballantyne
In rounding Point Bradley, there is a rocky shelf that runs off the point for perhaps one hundred yards.
rounding a corner, Black Hood sighted a taxi cab cruising along.
Below it is the café and restaurant de la Rotonde, a very well-built looking place, with its rounding façade on the corner.The Real Latin Quarter | F. Berkeley Smith
The men were now rounding up their charges into an open meadow half a mile distant, preparatory to an early start in the morning.Gold-Seeking on the Dalton Trail | Arthur R. Thompson
British Dictionary definitions for rounding
computing a process in which a number is approximated as the closest number that can be expressed using the number of bits or digits available
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