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zero suppression[′zir·ō sə′presh·ən]
A process of replacing leading (nonsignificant) zeros in a numeral by blanks; it is an editing operation designed to make computable numerals easily readable to the human eye.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
zero suppressionEliminating leading zeros for readability. For example, 00000001542 becomes 1542.
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