Rounding Error

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

Some articles on rounding error:

Division (digital) - Rounding Error
... Round-off error can be introduced by division operations due to limited precision ... Further information Floating point ...
Issues Affecting The Single Transferable Vote - Proportionality
... of individual votes in different constituencies, and when combined with rounding error associated with a finite number of winners in each constituency the election as a whole may throw up anomalous ... This kind of difference due to rounding error can occur with any PR system used at a district level, although greater rounding error occurs with smaller ...

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