significant digit

NOUN
  1. any digit of a number that is known with certainty; any digit of a number beginning with the leftmost non-zero digit and ending with the rightmost non-zero digit (or a zero considered to be the exact value)
    he calculated the answer to four significant figures
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How To Use significant digit In A Sentence

  • Notice that the floating-point versions have a single digit, a decimal point, then the rest of the significant digits.
  • Provided the approximation is done with enough significant digits, the numerator of the Bernoulli number is a mere integer part of the product. Wolfram Blog : Today We Broke the Bernoulli Record: From the Analytical Engine to Mathematica
  • Sure, it's possible to show two significant digits based on the data you collected, but is it really reliable?
  • It must be some model if it can produce forecasts to four significant digits.
  • So I count eleven parameters - really only ten, since only dimensionless ratios of mass scales matter - each of which needs to be specified to three significant digits or fewer.
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