significant figure
noun see significant digit

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • significant figure — ► NOUN Mathematics ▪ each of the digits of a number that are used to express it to the required degree of accuracy …   English terms dictionary

  • significant figure — 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… …   Useful english dictionary

  • significant figure — noun Mathematics each of the digits of a number that are used to express it to the required degree of accuracy, starting from the first non zero digit …   English new terms dictionary

  • significant — adj. 1 having a meaning; indicative. 2 having an unstated or secret meaning; suggestive (refused it with a significant gesture). 3 noteworthy; important; consequential (a significant figure in history). 4 Statistics of or relating to the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   Useful english dictionary

  • significant digit — noun Date: 1923 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… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • figure skating — figure skater. 1. ice skating in which the skater traces intricate patterns on the ice. 2. a type of ice skating developed from this, emphasizing jumps, spins, and other movements that combine athletic skills and dance techniques. 3. a… …   Universalium

  • Figure — may refer to:*A shape, drawing, or representation *Figure 8 *A person s figure *Miniature representation of something **Action figure, in arts *a number *a type of person, as in Christ figureWriting *a figure in writing is a type of floating… …   Wikipedia

  • figure — ► NOUN 1) a number or numerical symbol. 2) an amount of money. 3) a person s bodily shape, especially that of a woman. 4) a person seen indistinctly. 5) an artistic representation of a human or animal form. 6) a shape defined by one or more lines …   English terms dictionary

  • significant figures — noun plural : figures of a number that begin with the first figure to the left that is not zero and that end with the last figure to the right that is not zero or is a zero that is considered to be correct * * * significant figures or (esp N… …   Useful english dictionary

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