Definition of floating–point
: expressed in, using, or being a mathematical notation in which a number is represented (as in a computer display) by an integer or a decimal fraction multiplied by a power of the number base indicated by an exponent (as in 4.52E2 for 452) — compare fixed-point
First Known Use of floating–point
Rhymes with floating–point
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