Definition of Floating-point notation

1. Noun. A radix numeration system in which the location of the decimal point is indicated by an exponent of the radix; in the floating-point representation system, 0.0012 is represented as 0.12-2 where -2 is the exponent.




Lexicographical Neighbors of Floating-point Notation

floatants
floatation
floatations
floated
floatel
floatels
floater
floaters
floatier
floaties
floatiest
floatiness
floating
floating(a)
floating-moss
floating-point notation (current term)
floating-point number
floating-point operation
floating-point representation system
floating-point unit
floating-point units
floating bridge
floating cartilage
floating dock
floating dry dock
floating feeling
floating fern
floating island
floating islands
floating kidney

Literary usage of Floating-point notation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. SAS(R) 9.1 Companion for OpenVMS Alpha by Sas Institute, Institute SAS Institute (2004)
"Numeric data for scientific calculations are commonly represented in floating-point notation. (SAS stores all numeric values in floating-point notation. ..."

2. SAS(R) 9.1 Companion for Windows by SAS Institute (2004)
"Details The RBw.d informat reads numeric data that are stored in microcomputer real binary (floating-point) notation. Numeric data for scientific ..."

3. SAS(R) 9.1.3 Language Reference:: Dictionary, Fifth Edition, Volumes 1-4 by SAS Institute (2006)
"... Informat" on page Reads numeric data that are stored in real binary 1095 (floating-point) notation ..."

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