a dessert consisting of boiled custard with portions of meringue, whipped cream, or whipped egg whites and sometimes jelly floating upon it or around it.
a floating mass of earth and partly decayed vegetation held together by interlacing roots, as on a lake: usually formed by the accumulation of plant litter; sometimes artificially built on wooden platforms, as in the Orient.
a floating mass of soil held together by vegetation
noun, Carpentry. 1. a partition running parallel to and between two joists and resting on blocking between them.
noun 1. a decimal point whose location is not fixed, used especially in computer operations. floating-point (flō’tĭng-point’) Relating to a method of representing numerical quantities that uses two sets of integers, a mantissa and a characteristic, in which the value of the number is understood to be equal to the mantissa multiplied by a base […]
- Floating-point representation
noun 1. (computing) the representation of numbers by two sets of digits (a, b), the set a indicating the significant digits, the set b giving the position of the radix point. The number is the product arb, where r is the base of the number system used Compare fixed-point representation
- Floating-point accelerator
hardware (FPA) Additional hardware to perform functions on floating point numbers such as addition, multiplication, logarithms, exponentials, trigonometric functions and various kinds of rounding and error detection. A floating point accelerator often functions as a co-processor to the CPU. The term “floating-point accelerator” suggests a physically larger system, often an extra circuit board, whereas a […]