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round down

To use a lower or the next-lowest number, especially so as to eliminate decimal places. (Usually done when the non-whole number is less than .5; higher than that, and the number would typically be rounded up.) A noun or pronoun can be used between "round" and "down." Most stores round their prices down to .99 instead of keeping them as whole numbers. The accountant had been using the exact numbers from the sales data, while I had been rounding them down when doing my own calculations.
See also: down, round

round something down

to reduce a fractional part of a number to the next lowest whole number. (See also round off to something.) You can round this figure down if you want. It won't affect the total all that much. Please round down all figures having fractions less than one-half.
See also: down, round
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* A proposal to freeze the standard mileage rate used to determine deductible automobile expenses incurred for the business use of such vehicles at the 1993 level for the 1994 tax year, and thereafter to round down the amount computed by the IRS to the nearest whole cent.
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Santos started the better using his superior range to pepper the legs and body of the Irishman with kicks, leaving Parke one round down going into the second.
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To round down the week the icing on the cake came my way via an IT industry magazine which informed me that Brussels had produced a series of changes to the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive RoHS which, if approved, would impose further costs to our business.
The move is part of a national scheme called Pennies from Heaven, which was adopted by the county council, under which staff round down their payslips to the nearest pound and donate the difference to charity.
Avery Weigh-Tronix has admitting disregarding the brief received from the Horseracing Regulatory Authority which has meant machines, rather than being programmed to round down to the nearest half pound, have been rounding up.
But with competing shops just down the street, stores may fear being undercut and so round down the CD's price to 17.50 or 17.49, handing the consumer a windfall discount.
Maybe you've put on a few pounds - moved up a pants size, started to round down when asked your weight - but you figured it was purely an aesthetic issue.
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A Pennies from Heaven scheme launched at Shire Hall invites employees to round down their monthly pay to the nearest pound and donate the pennies left over to the Mary Ann Evans and Myton hospices.