multiple-length arithmetic

multiple-length arithmetic

[′məl·tə·pəl ¦leŋkth ə′rith·mə‚tik]
(computer science)
Arithmetic performed by a computer in which two or more machine words are used to represent each number in the calculations, usually to achieve higher precision in the result.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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