Definition of floating-point in English:

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noun

[as modifier] Computing
  • Denoting a mode of representing numbers as two sequences of bits, one representing the digits in the number and the other an exponent which determines the position of the radix point: speeds of more than one million floating-point operations per second Often contrasted with fixed point ( sense 2).
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    • Our process has three data types: single floating-point numbers, triplets of numbers and strings.
    • And these cameras are cheap, costing no more than a few hundred dollars despite the fact that each runs at more than 50 gigaflops 50 billion floating-point operations per second.
    • The rest of the benchmarks we used are all centered on testing the floating-point performance of the CPU by a highly optimized mathematical-based set of benchmarks.

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