
Definition of Floatingpoint number
1. Noun. A number represented in floatingpoint notation.
Definition of Floatingpoint number
1. Noun. A number written in the form a x b^{c} e.g. 3.75 x 10^{3}. 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 Floatingpoint Number
Literary usage of Floatingpoint 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 doubleprecision floatingpoint numbers if the
w value is less than the size of the doubleprecision floatingpoint number ..."
2. SAS(R) 9.1.3 Language Reference:: Dictionary, Fifth Edition, Volumes 14 by SAS Institute (2006)
"If w is 4, an IEEE singleprecision floatingpoint number is written. If w is 3,
an IEEE singleprecision, floatingpoint 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 floatingpoint number with a precision of 38. ... A null scale
implies a floatingpoint number, and a nonnull scale implies a ..."
4. SAS(R) 9.1 Companion for UNIX Environments by Institute SAS Institute (2004)
"RB4. does not expect a singleprecision floatingpoint number; it expects a
doubleprecision number truncated to four bytes. Using the example of 1 above, ..."
5. Mastering C++ by K. R. Venugopal, Rajkumar Buyya, T. Ravishankar, Shaduli Vanimal (muhammad Ali Shaduli) (1997)
"... byte that can hold one character. int an integer. float a single precision
floating point number. double a double precision floating point number. ..."