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English noun: significant figure

1. significant figure (quantity) any digit of a number that is known with certainty; any digit of a number beginning with the leftmost non-zero digit and ending with the rightmost non-zero digit (or a zero considered to be the exact value)


SamplesHe calculated the answer to four significant figures.


Synonymssignificant digit


Broader (hypernym)digit, figure









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