Definitions for **"Rounding"**

(1) Replacing a number with a nearby number that is easier to work with or better reflects the precision of the data. Example: 12,964 rounded to the nearest thousand is 13,000.

The increment in which minutes are used off of a card. For example, 60 second rounding bills the call to the nearest minute

For the purpose of conditional action, for example during use of the IF: command, we represent ``true'' by any real number whose value rounded to the nearest integer is unity, and ``false'' otherwise. A number which is exactly halfway between two whole numbers is rounded to the whole number with the greatest magnitude.

The gradual reduction of angularity of a tool edge or surface resulting in a dulling effect (Brink 1978).

Shaping the book back to be convex.

Creating the round spine of a book block during the hardcover binding process.

Small rope, or strands of rope, or spun yarn, wound round a rope to keep it from chafing; -- called also service.

1. A length of rope hove around a spar or larger rope; 2. To go around a mark during a race, as in "rounding a mark"

Ropes used to put round the cable in the wake of the hawse, or stem of the ship, to keep it from rubbing or chafing the cable.

The act of choosing a representable value when the exact value produced by a floating-point operation is not representable. The IEEE standard specifies four methods of rounding, called rounding mode See also rounding error.

Google and Yahoo offer rounded results, ending in '00 or '000, which means an error rate in the order of 2 to 5%. Moreover the numbers provided by Yahoo in the first page is about another 4-5% higher that the one showed in the following pages that show a trend towards the "correct" number.

Getting a good meal, usually fattening; to stuff yourself.

The first step in the turning process after a workpiece is mounted in the lathe. Rounding is performed at low speeds to eliminate sharp corners in preparation for the initial shaping operations.

See Mounting dimensions.

See Dent.

Cutting or trimming the ends of the ear leather.

Round or nearly round; becoming round; roundish.