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significant figures

esp US significant digits

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the figures of a number that express a magnitude to a specified degree of accuracy, rounding up or down the final figure3.141 59 to four significant figures is 3.142
the number of such figures3.142 has four significant figures Compare decimal place (def. 2)
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