significant digit


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n significant digit 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"
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In literature:

The binary point is to the right of the least significant digit, thus, numbers represent integers.
"Preliminary Specifications: Programmed Data Processor Model Three (PDP-3)" by Digital Equipment Corporation

In news:

A significant advance in field of digital evidence triage.
The digital revolution has brought with it significant volumes of data, and new tools to handle it, but brands must do better to interpret and understand data from the field, writes Rob McLuhan.
Significant gaps appeared across the region between countries using digital marketing analytics and reporting technologies.
An effort to retrieve family photos lost in Hurricane Sandy reflects the significance of prints in a digital age.
Attendance slipped significantly, but not disastrously, at last month's Digital Signage Expo.
Dual presses provide double-digit sales increase, higher quality print, consistent color, and significant reduction in waste.
Kit Digital Inc's former chief executive significantly lowered the price he was willing to pay to buy the video technology provider, citing the company's worsening liquidity and capital structure issues.
A significant amount of work has transferred from PIP 's digital color copier, dramatically reducing click charges.
I expect a continuing correction, perhaps significant, as in a double-digit decline.
Digital RF processors (DRFs) offer the potential of meeting the requirements for a wide range of cellular telephone wireless standards without significant changes in design and hardware.
Brand Loyalty Among Digital Camera Buyers Falls Significantly.
Expedited workflows and significant cost savings are motivating AEC firms to adopt digital signature technology.
Both platforms have comparable digital media ecosystems, but of course the iPhone has a significant lead with apps, though Microsoft does claim a reasonable 100,000 apps for Windows Phone.
From the activity we're seeing right now in the healthcare market, as well as larger consumer product marketing spending trends in general, digital media and digital relationship solutions are making significant inroads in the short-term.
It's been revealed that Justin Timberlake was a significant financial backer of Wednesday's $35 million dollar acquisition of Myspace by digital advertising firm Specific Media from former parent News Corp.

In science:

When floats & doubles are serialized store serialize_precision significant ; digits after the floating point.
Software Design Document, Testing, Deployment and Configuration Management of the UUIS--a Team 2 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
Although the NBL works for any vector of significance numbers, we will use the marginal and joint distributions of the first or second digits to check the law.
Quick Anomaly Detection by the Newcomb--Benford Law, with Applications to Electoral Processes Data from the USA, Puerto Rico and Venezuela
The best fit is Nader’s votes, which is not significant, neither for the first or the second digit NBL, and so not surprisingly, the posterior probabilities of compliance with NBL is one.
Quick Anomaly Detection by the Newcomb--Benford Law, with Applications to Electoral Processes Data from the USA, Puerto Rico and Venezuela
Abstract: Anti-collusion digital fingerprinting codes have been of significant current interest in the context of deterring unauthorized use of multimedia content by a coalition of users. In this article, partially coverfree families of sets are considered and these are employed to obtain such codes.
Anti-Collusion Digital Fingerprinting Codes via Partially Cover-Free Families