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truncate

Biology having a blunt end, as though cut off at the tip
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truncate

[′trəŋ‚kāt]
(biology)
Abbreviated at an end, as if cut off.
(control systems)
To stop a robotic process before it has been completed.
(mathematics)
To drop digits at the end of a numerical value; the number 3.14159265 is truncated to five figures in 3.1415, whereas it would be 3.1416 if rounded off to five figures.
To approximate the sum of an infinite series by the sum of a finite number of its terms.
To terminate an infinite sequence of successively better approximations of a quantity after a finite number of such approximations.
To construct from a geometric solid another solid consisting of those portions of the original solid that lie between two planes.
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truncate

To cut off leading or trailing digits or characters from an item of data without regard to the accuracy of the remaining characters. Truncation occurs when data are converted into a new record with smaller field lengths than the original.
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Familiarity with some of the aspects of the correct use of truncation in PubMed is required:
Truncation to the left or within a word is not allowed.
Table 4 Search errors that affect recall: causes, effects, and solutions Error Cause Solution Article's Items authors Missing morphological variations No truncation Truncate Al-Rifai RH, et al [42] of terms the terms OS infant OR child 2,531,225 CS infant [mesh] or infant* [all] or child [mesh] or 2,932,854 child * [all] No truncation Truncate the Marcolino MS, et al.
[AD.sub.C] is lower than [AD.sub.T] (6.4% versus 17.7%), indicating that the truncation increases the deviation between inspiration and expiration on the airflow distributions.
The truncation does not change the strong correlation between LD and OAR.
Comparing to the model with fewer bronchi after truncation of thin terminal bronchi, the model with more bronchi does not only provide more details but also decrease the difference between inspiration and expiration on the lobar distribution of air.
The truncation software is also capable of handling direct debits from a payers' account, checks over the phone and the scheduling of future payments to be drawn automatically from a payer's checking account.
Even with truncation, there is no foolproof protection against NSF checks (redefined now "ACH returns").
and a truncated logprobit (TLP) model in which the truncation point is set equal to respondent's income:
Similarly, as the truncation point for the truncated logprobit tends to infinity, the standard logprobit emerges.
The truncation of BNP (1-32) was much faster than the truncation of proANP (1-30).
This truncation was prevented by addition of Vildagliptin, indicating that the endogenous DPP IV present in plasma is able to truncate BNP (1-32).