Definition of underflow in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈʌndəfləʊ/


1An undercurrent: the powerful underflow around the wreck
1.1A horizontal flow of water through the ground, especially beneath a riverbed.
2 [mass noun] Computing The generation of a number that is too small to be represented in the device meant to store it.
Example sentences
  • At each step of the algorithm, one should rescale constructed arrays to prevent numerical underflow.
  • Specifically, it looks for dynamic buffer underflows and detects memory reuse after it is freed.
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