See also: ULP
Imitative, or from gulp?
- The sound of a person gulping in fear.
- 2009 February 10, Joel Rubinoff, “Train wreck keeps rollin' along”, in Toronto Star:
- And where would the Grammys be without Motown maverick Stevie Wonder, continuing his slide into musical irrelevance with a mind-boggling collaboration with, ulp, teen idols the Jonas Brothers, who massacred their own "Burnin' Up" and Stevie's "Superstition" with boyish aplomb.
- 2009, Charlie Connelly, And Did Those Feet:
- I sent her a text asking as nonchalantly as possible whether cows ever go for you. […] The answer I got was, 'Occasionally they do, and they can be bloody scary.' Ulp.
- 2015, Jennifer Stevenson, It's Raining Angels and Demons:
- Little—ulp—little red horns curving out of his brow. My mouth was totally dry.
ulp (plural ulps)
- (mathematics, computer science) The value that the least significant digit of a floating-point number represents, used as a measure of accuracy in numeric calculations.
- 1997, Donald E. Knuth, Art of Computer Programming, Volume 2: Seminumerical Algorithms:
- Floating point operations are correct to within half an ulp, and the calculation of uvw by two floating point multiplications will be correct within about one ulp (ignoring second-order terms).
- 2018, Jean-Michel Muller, Handbook of Floating-Point Arithmetic, page 34:
- It is important to be able to establish links between errors expressed in ulps, and relative errors.