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Meaning of SIGNIFICANT DIGIT

 
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 Definition: 
[n]  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"
 
 Synonyms: significant figure
 
 See Also: digit, figure

 

 

 

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