from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In bookbinding, the operation of shaping the folded and sewed sheets into a slightly convex form at the back. It is done either by hand-tools or by machinery.
  • noun The action or attitude of a whale when curving its small in order to dive. Also rounding-out.
  • noun Nautical, old rope or strands wound about a rope to prevent its chafing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Round or nearly round; becoming round; roundish.
  • noun (Naut.) Small rope, or strands of rope, or spun yarn, wound round a rope to keep it from chafing; -- called also service.
  • noun (Phonetics) Modifying a speech sound by contraction of the lip opening; labializing; labialization. See Guide to Pronunciation, § 11.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of round.
  • noun The act of rounding a mathematical value
  • noun The numerical value obtained by this process

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (mathematics) a miscalculation that results from rounding off numbers to a convenient number of decimals


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