software floating point

software floating point

[′sȯf‚wer ′flōd·iŋ ′pȯint]
(computer science)
Special routines that allow high-level programming languages to perform floating-point arithmetic on computer hardware designed for integer arithmetic.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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