algorithmic error

algorithmic error

[¦al·gə¦rith·mik ′er·ər]
(computer science)
An error in computer processing resulting from imprecision in the method used to carry out mathematical computations, usually associated with either rounding or truncation of numbers.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Twenty-three students committed algorithmic errors in finding the product of the denominator.
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