significant digit

noun

Definition of significant digit 

: any of the digits of a number beginning with the digit farthest to the left that is not zero and ending with the last digit farthest to the right that is either not zero or that is a zero but is considered to be exact

called also significant figure

First Known Use of significant digit

1923, in the meaning defined above

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