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Definition of "truncation" [trun•ca•tion]

  • The act of truncating or shortening (in all senses) (noun)
  • The removal of the least significant digits from a decimal number (noun)
  • The replacement of a solid angle by a plane (or a similar operation in other dimensions) (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "truncation" in a sentence
  • "Some previous applicants will be pleased to know that a quirk known as "truncation" - in which some words, or parts of words, have been inadvertently cut off during submission, for those applicants who didn't preview their work - is likely to become a thing of the past in the form's new incarnation."
  • "On the neck truncation is a monogram of Gilroy Robert’s initials GR."
  • "This is referred to as the truncation problem because there is no standard procedure for determining when energy costs become small enough to neglect."