### Definition of Floating-point number

1. Noun. A number represented in floating-point notation.

Generic synonyms: Number

### Definition of Floating-point number

1. Noun. A number written in the form a x bc e.g. 3.75 x 103. ¹

2. Noun. (computing) A real number held as a pair of integers, one representing the mantissa and the other representing the exponent. The base is normally 10, 16 or 256 depending on the computing system. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

### Lexicographical Neighbors of Floating-point Number

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### Literary usage of Floating-point number

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

1. SAS 9.1.3 Language Reference: Concepts by SAS Institute (2005)
"The KBw.d informat might truncate double-precision floating-point numbers if the w value is less than the size of the double-precision floating-point number ..."

2. SAS(R) 9.1.3 Language Reference:: Dictionary, Fifth Edition, Volumes 1-4 by SAS Institute (2006)
"If w is 4, an IEEE single-precision floating-point number is written. If w is 3, an IEEE single-precision, floating-point number is written, which assumes ..."

3. SAS/ACCESS(R) 9.1 Supplement for ORACLE (SAS/ACCESS for Relational Databases) by SAS Institute, Institute SAS Institute (2004)
"NUMBER specifies a floating-point number with a precision of 38. ... A null scale implies a floating-point number, and a non-null scale implies a ..."

4. SAS(R) 9.1 Companion for UNIX Environments by Institute SAS Institute (2004)
"RB4. does not expect a single-precision floating-point number; it expects a double-precision number truncated to four bytes. Using the example of 1 above, ..."