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- plural noun the figures in a
__decimal__number that express accuracy, beginning with the first non-zero figure on the left and__ending__with the figure on the right

- The precision with which a number is expressed, based on the number of digits that are known with a given degree of confidence. For instance, 3.141592 is pi expressed to seven significant digits, with the last digit being rounded. Each of the following has four significant digits: 5,016, 7.348 × 10
^{6}, 0.003502, and 142.100. When performing mathematical calculations, such as addition or__division__, the precision, in significant digits, of the final answer can be no greater than that of the least accurate figure. Also called significant digits. - synonym significant digits

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