Definition of Rounding error

1. Noun. (mathematics) a miscalculation that results from rounding off numbers to a convenient number of decimals. "Taxes are rounded off to the nearest dollar but the rounding error is surprisingly small"

Exact synonyms: Rounding
Generic synonyms: Miscalculation, Misestimation, Misreckoning
Category relationships: Math, Mathematics, Maths



Lexicographical Neighbors of Rounding Error

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rounding error (current term)
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Literary usage of Rounding error

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

1. Planetary, Lunar, and Solar Positions, 601 B.C. to A.D. 1 at Five-day and ...by Bryant Tuckerman by Bryant Tuckerman (1962)
"Second, there is an effect (not a rounding error) due to ... rounding errorS IN THIS EPHEMERIS The only significant rounding error in the present ephemeris ..."

2. Planetary, Lunar, and Solar Positions, 601 B.C. to A.D. 1 at Five-day and by Bryant Tuckerman (1962)
"Second, there is an effect (not a rounding error) due to ... rounding errorS IN THIS EPHEMERIS The only significant rounding error in the present ephemeris ..."

3. L1-statistical Procedures and Related Topics by Yadolah Dodge (1997)
"where WM,h(z) denotes the value of w at the lower limit of Bz. Our approximated score function becomes 2 (8) Our proposal is to fix the rounding error 6 and ..."

4. Base SAS(R) 9.1.3 Procedures Guide, Second Edition, Volumes 1-4 by Sas Institute (2006)
"Any sums are also rounded by the format, but they include only one rounding error, that of rounding the sum of the actual values. ..."

5. Measurements for Competitiveness in Electronics (1994)
"... during 1990 is shown in Table 130.30 Each column in the table should be viewed as a separate entity, totalling to 100 percent (within rounding error). ..."

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