floating-point number

Noun

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Noun

**floating-point number** (*plural* floating-point numbers)

- A number written in the form a x b
^{c}e.g. 3.75 x 10^{3}. - (
*computing*) A real number held as a pair of integers, one representing the mantissa and the other representing the exponent. The base is normally 10, 16 or 256 depending on the computing system.

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