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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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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.
Responding to Blake's comments, HRA PR manager, Paul Struthers, said: "We made the scales's software requirements very clear to Avery at the outset of the project in the spring and, in line with historical practice, we specified that the new electronic scales should round down to the nearest half pound, once the exact weight had been captured by the scales.
Kevin Coughlan of Granada Hills finished second after entering the final round down by six strokes.
But with competing shops just down the street, stores may fear being undercut and so round down the CD's price to 17.
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We need changing-room scales that all read weights to all decimal points, and weighing-room scales that all round down, not up.
But in practice, it's totally barmy, unless you are involved in a big round down at the pub and suddenly develop commonsense and a tight grip on your wallet.
He says that his decision to use some of his fortune (he's still got another pounds 400million so he won't be missing his round down the pub) for the good of the nation's youth was inspired by the legendary philanthropist Andrew Carnegie's quote, 'the man who dies rich, dies in disgrace'.
Mr Jewell said the idea that retailers would round down as well as up was "unrealistic and unworkable".
The Vintners Federation of Ireland has advised all members to round down and up depending on the original price.
The company has said it stands to lose more than pounds 2 million if it goes along with rules to round down prices rather than up on changeover day.
It hit him and sent him spinning round down the side of the car.