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English noun: rounding error

1. rounding error (act) (mathematics) a miscalculation that results from rounding off numbers to a convenient number of decimals

SamplesThe error in the calculation was attributable to rounding.
Taxes are rounded off to the nearest dollar but the rounding error is surprisingly small.


Broader (hypernym)miscalculation, misestimation, misreckoning

Domain categorymath, mathematics, maths

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