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Noun: rounding  rawn-ding
  1. (mathematics) a miscalculation that results from rounding off numbers to a convenient number of decimals
    "the error in the calculation was attributable to rounding"; "taxes are rounded off to the nearest dollar but the rounding error is surprisingly small";
    - rounding error
Verb: round  rawnd
  1. Wind around; move along a circular course
    "round the bend"
  2. Make round
    "round the edges";
    - round out, round off
  3. Pronounce with rounded lips
    - labialize, labialise [Brit]
  4. Aggressively challenge in speech or writing
    "The editors of the left-leaning paper rounded the new House Speaker";
    - attack, assail, lash out, snipe, assault
  5. Bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state
    "round your social manners";
    - polish, round off, polish up, brush up
  6. Express as a round number
    "round off the amount"; "round down the amount";
    - round off, round down, round out
  7. Become round, plump, or shapely
    "The young woman is rounding";
    - flesh out, fill out

Derived forms: roundings

Type of: alter, articulate, change, criticise [Brit], criticize, damn, enounce, enunciate, form, gain, go, hone, knock, locomote, miscalculation, misestimation, misreckoning, modify, move, perfect, pick apart, pronounce, put on, say, shape, sound out, travel

Encyclopedia: Rounding

Round, John