HyperDic: significant_figure

English > 1 sense of the expression significant figure:
NOUNquantitysignificant figure, significant digitany digit of a number that is known with certainty
English > significant figure: 1 sense > noun 1, quantity
MeaningAny 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).
Example"he calculated the answer to four significant figures"
Synonymsignificant digit
Broaderdigit, figureOne of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration

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