single-precision

Definitions

General Science

  • noun
    (written as single precision)
    the use of one data word to store a number

Computing

  • noun
    (written as single precision)
    a number stored in one word

Electronics

  • The use of one computer word to store a single number. This contrasts with double-precision, in which two computer word are utilized. For instance, if a single-precision number requires 64 bits, a double-precision number will utilize 128 bits, which provides greater accuracy.
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