# flyttal

## English translation: floating point numbers

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 Swedish term or phrase: flyttal English translation: floating point numbers Entered by:

 15:25 Sep 28, 2000
Swedish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
 Swedish term or phrase: flyttal In a software program for computer programmers: "Attribut har en typ som antingen kan vara en typad med sådant som heltal, flyttal och sträng eller med en egendefinierad klass exempelvis datum eller personnummer."
 David Rumsey
 floating point numbers Explanation:A term used in the computer science to describe a number which is partly defined by a whole number (say 5) and partly by an exponent (say 2 to the power of 3). The "flyttal" would in this trivial case be 5*2**3=5*8=40. The floating point numbers are in reality only used for VERY large or VERY small numbers (which otherwise could not be hanled by the computer).
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nafloating point
 Paul DeVries
nafloating point numbers

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floating point numbers

Explanation:
A term used in the computer science to describe a number which is partly defined by a whole number (say 5) and partly by an exponent (say 2 to the power of 3). The "flyttal" would in this trivial case be 5*2**3=5*8=40. The floating point numbers are in reality only used for VERY large or VERY small numbers (which otherwise could not be hanled by the computer).

 Sven PeterssonSwedenLocal time: 21:51Native speaker of: Swedish, EnglishPRO pts in pair: 8208

9 hrs
floating point

Explanation:
Note that "floating point" should be sufficient in the translated text.
"... integer, floating point or string, ...."

 Paul DeVriesSwedenLocal time: 21:51PRO pts in pair: 23

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