floating–point

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adjective float·ing–point \ˈflō-tiŋ-ˌpȯint\

Definition of floating–point

  1. :  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

1948

First Known Use of floating–point

1948

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