Added to Favorites

Main Entry: | significant digit |

Part of Speech: | n |

Definition: | any digit of a number that is known with certainty and that has a distinct numerical meaning, but not a zero at the beginning or end that is a placeholder; also called signficant figure |

WordNet

significant digit | |

noun | |

any digit of a number that is known with certainty; any digit of a number beginning with the leftmost non-zero digit and ending with the rightmost non-zero digit (or a zero considered to be the exact value); "he calculated the answer to four significant figures" |

WordNet® 3.0, © 2006 by Princeton University.

Cite This Source

Cite This Source

Nearby Words

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.