complement number system

complement number system

[′käm·plə·mənt ′nəm·bər ‚sis·təm]
(computer science)
System of number handling in which the complement of the actual number is operated upon; used in some computers to facilitate arithmetic operations.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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