# calcolo per difetto

## English translation: to round down

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 Italian term or phrase: calcolo per difetto English translation: to round down Entered by:

 12:50 May 22, 2002
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering / matematica/fisica
 Italian term or phrase: calcolo per difetto eseguire un calcolo per difetto
 VERTEREItaly Local time: 01:24
 to round down to the nearest number Explanation:'To round off' is too vague, because you can round either up or down; 'to round down is easily understood as the 'nearest smaller number' (which is a little awkward); 'conservative estimate' is not necessarily an actual calculation, whereas rounding always involves claculation.
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Laurie Tanner
Local time: 19:24
 Thank you very much =)4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

5to round down to the nearest number
 Laurie Tanner
5to calculate to the nearest smaller whole number
 Antonella M
4ho visto che è già
 Bilingualduo
4a rounded off calculation
 Gian
4conservative estimate
 Maureen Young

18 mins   confidence:
to calculate to the nearest smaller whole number

Explanation:
HTH
Antonella

 Antonella MLocal time: 00:24Native speaker of: ItalianPRO pts in pair: 156

33 mins   confidence:
conservative estimate

Explanation:
Sarebbe il calcolo che si fa quando non si ha elementi o numeri precisi per fare un calcolo preciso, e quindi si sta "sotto" apposta per stare sicuri.

 Maureen YoungItalyLocal time: 01:24Native speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in pair: 254

49 mins   confidence:
a rounded off calculation

Explanation:
to round off = arrotondato
rounded off to the lower value

qualunque calcolatore/calcolatrice nell'arrotondare la cifra, per eccesso quando la maggiora per difetto se la diminuisce;
1,355 = 1,36 per eccesso
1,354 = 1,35 per difetto

 GianItalyLocal time: 01:24Native speaker of: ItalianPRO pts in pair: 5386

1 hr   confidence:
to round down to the nearest number

Explanation:
'To round off' is too vague, because you can round either up or down; 'to round down is easily understood as the 'nearest smaller number' (which is a little awkward); 'conservative estimate' is not necessarily an actual calculation, whereas rounding always involves claculation.

 Laurie TannerLocal time: 19:24PRO pts in pair: 24
 Thank you very much =)

1 hr   confidence:
ho visto che è già

Explanation:
chiuso, ma, dato che il link al tuo mail address non funziona, tenevo comunque a mandarti un ulteriore suggerimento:
to round downwards/upwards.
Spero ti sia comunque utile,
ciao
Cristina

 BilingualduoItalyLocal time: 01:24Native speaker of: English, ItalianPRO pts in pair: 478

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