significance arithmetic


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significance arithmetic

[sig′nif·i·kəns ə‚rith·mə·tik]
(computer science)
A rough technique for estimating the numbers and positions of the significant digits of the radix approximation that results when an arithmetic operation is applied to operands in radix approximation form.
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