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[mass noun] The use of twice the usual number of bits to represent a number, giving greater arithmetic accuracy.[as modifier] ‘run on a computer in double-precision arithmetic’
- ‘My binary math is a little rusty, but that limit seems to correspond to 32-bit double precision real arithmetic.’
- ‘The calculations were performed by a Fortran program with double precision.’
- ‘All real variables in the program were declared as double precision.’
- ‘When writing software, this can be achieved by using statistical software or a programming language offering double precision rather than a spreadsheet, and by obtaining error estimates using the methods reviewed in this paper.’
- ‘The type is notorious because of its single precision overflow behavior, so most people end up using even when double precision is not required.’
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