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round down to (something)

To express a number as a lower or the next-lowest number, especially so as to eliminate decimal places in a non-whole number. (Usually done when the non-whole portion is less than 0.5; decimals of 0.5 and up would typically be rounded up.) A noun or pronoun can be used between "round" and "down." The bill came out to $41.73, but they were nice enough to just round it down to $40 even. You can't just round these figures down to whole numbers—you've got to report them exactly as they are.
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In circumstances where the consolidation process resulted in a fraction of a share or an option being held by a shareholder or an optionholder, that fractional entitlement has been rounded down to the nearest whole number or zero (as applicable).
If the bill finishes on seven, it is rounded down to five.
Stockholders who would otherwise hold a fractional share of the company's common stock will receive payment in cash in lieu of any such resulting fractional shares of common stock as the post-reverse split amounts of common stock will be rounded down to the nearest full share.
People can pay up to 100 percent of their 2016 tax bill rounded down to the nearest $100.
The number of post-consolidated common shares to be received will be rounded up to the nearest whole number for fractions of 0.5 or greater or rounded down to the nearest whole number for fractions of less than 0.5.
Under the terms of the Arrangement, all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Telesta were acquired by ProMetic and exchanged for ProMetic common shares at a rate of one Telesta common share for 0.04698 of one ProMetic common share, rounded down to the nearest whole ProMetic common share.
Holders of every 1000 shares in the bank will be entitled to 117 rights shares in the bank rounded down to the nearest number.
As guidance, the interest rate will be 'based on current market levels of comparable securities rounded down to the nearest one-eighth of 1 percent,' the Treasury said.
As examples it said final bills ending in 1c and 2c or 6c and 7c would be rounded down to the nearest five and those ending in 3c and 4c or 8c and 9c would be rounded up.
As Congress has previously ordered, the increase will be rounded down to the next lower whole-dollar amount.
The company said it will no longer be rounding up, but bills will be rounded down to the nearest nickel.
She went to a men's clothing shop for a job for which 300 applied which was rounded down to seven.
Stewart's 112 1/3 inning total was rounded down to 112, while McCatty's 185 2/3 innings were rounded up to 186.
The average annual wage is the aggregate amount of wages paid by the employer to full-time employees during the tax year, divided by the FTE employees determined for the year, and rounded down to a multiple of $1,000 (Sec.
The deduction should be 33p in the pound, but it has been rounded down to 30p, and the same with 5-4; the deduction should be 44p in the pounds 1, but it's rounded down to 40p."