English noun: rounding error
|1.||rounding error (act) (mathematics) a miscalculation that results from rounding off numbers to a convenient number of decimals|
|Samples||The 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 category||math, mathematics, maths|