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floating point

noun
1.
a decimal point whose location is not fixed, used especially in computer operations.
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  • floating point operations per second, a standard measure of computing power.
  • The package performs multi precision floating point arithmetic with arbitrary precision level.
  • Single precision floating point images can't be reduced, and so stay as they are.

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