- 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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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|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|DAILY BEAST
Rounding out the panel is Egyptian Producer, Hassan El Shafei.The Next Arab Idol: Palestine's Boy Wonder and Stereotype Buster|Maysoon Zayid|May 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The corners between the floor and side walls should be rounding to make cleaning easy.The Book of Cheese|Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk
When a radial face or surface is convex, it is said to be rounding or round, and when it is concave it is said to be hollow.Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II|Joshua Rose
We had storms in rounding the Cape, and then we sailed on again north and east.Gil the Gunner|George Manville Fenn
After rounding a point of rocks, the fleet came into full view of Christiania.Up The Baltic|Oliver Optic
After rounding the northeast point of the three-hummock land, our course westward was pursued along its north side.A Voyage to Terra Australis|Matthew Flinders