• The dropping one or more decimal digits from a number, with the rightmost remaining digit never changing. When rounding (1), the rightmost remaining digit is increased if the next number was 5 or higher. For example, when truncating 0.66666 to four decimal places the result would be 0.6666, while it would be 0.6667 if rounding.
  • The deletion of leading or trailing characters or digits from a string. For instance, the removal from a field of all text that exceeds a given number of characters. When truncating, there is no concern pertaining to the accuracy of that which remains.
  • synonym truncating

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