Meaning  (mathematics) a miscalculation that results from rounding off numbers / numbers to a convenient number of decimals. 

Examples   "the error in the calculation was attributable to rounding"
 "taxes are rounded off to the nearest dollar but the rounding error is surprisingly small"


Synonym  rounding error 

Category  mathematics, math, maths  A science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic / logic of quantity and shape and arrangement 

Broader  miscalculation, misreckoning, misestimation  A mistake in calculating / calculating 

Spanish  redondeo 

Catalan  arrodoniment 
