ordem de grandeza; algarismos significativos

English translation: order of magnitude, significant figures

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 05:23 Aug 13, 2000
Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
 Portuguese term or phrase: ordem de grandeza; algarismos significativos são componentes curriculares de física/matemática de 2o Grau (Ensino Médio) no Brasil.
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 English translation:order of magnitude, significant figures Explanation:order of magnitude n. the approximate size of something, esp. measured in powers of 10:the order of magnitude of the deficit was as expected; their estimates differ by an order of magnitude.Also called:order. significant figures or esp. U.S. significant digits pl. n.1. the figures of a number that express a magnitude to a specified degree of accuracy, rounding up or down the final figure:3.141 59 to four significant figures is 3.142.2. the number of such figures:3.142 has four significant figures.Compare decimal place (sense 2).
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Aida Macedo
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Local time: 16:21
 Thank you so much for your help. As the document I'm working on is to go to Canada, I think it's better to use "significant figures".4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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naOrder of magnitude; Significant digits
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naorder of magnitude, significant figures
 Aida Macedo

5 hrs
order of magnitude, significant figures

Explanation:
order of magnitude n. the approximate size of something, esp. measured in powers of 10:the order of magnitude of the deficit was as expected; their estimates differ by an order of magnitude.Also called:order.

significant figures or esp. U.S. significant digits pl. n.1. the figures of a number that express a magnitude to a specified degree of accuracy, rounding up or down the final figure:3.141 59 to four significant figures is 3.142.2. the number of such figures:3.142 has four significant figures.Compare decimal place (sense 2).

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 Aida MacedoPortugalLocal time: 16:21Native speaker of: PortuguesePRO pts in pair: 30
 Thank you so much for your help. As the document I'm working on is to go to Canada, I think it's better to use "significant figures".

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Order of magnitude; Significant digits

Explanation:
"Order of magnitude" refers to the Exponent of a number. So, it could be also "Exponentiation".

Luis Luis

 Luis LuisUnited StatesLocal time: 10:21Native speaker of: PortuguesePRO pts in pair: 107

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