truncation

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From Late Latin truncātiō, from Latin truncāre, past participle truncātus (to cut off). See truncate.

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truncation (countable and uncountable, plural truncations)

  1. The act of truncating or shortening.
  2. (mathematics) The removal of the least significant digits from a decimal number.
  3. (geometry) The replacement of a solid angle by a plane, or a similar operation in other dimensions.

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