round number


: a number that is easily multiplied, divided, etc., and especially a number that ends in zero

Examples of round number in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That clear round number was a psychologically daunting threshold that hadn’t been breached since July 2007, the start of a great calamity. Jeff Sommer, New York Times, 27 Oct. 2023 Using the nice round number of $1,500 a month as a base — just under that $1,775 threshold — researchers found that cities in the Midwest and the South easily outstrip their coastal counterparts in bang-for-buck economy. Michael Kolomatsky, New York Times, 11 May 2023

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“Round number.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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