round off to (something)

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round off to (something)

To express a number as a higher or lower figure, as by eliminating all or some of the decimals from a fraction or by writing the number as a multiple of 10. A noun or pronoun can be used between "round" and "off." For the sake of simplicity, just round off to a whole number before entering the figure into the calculation. These larger companies tend to round off to the nearest million or hundred-thousand when reporting their sales figures to the public. Because the fraction 1/3 is infinitely repeating, we normally just round off to 0.33.
See also: off, round

round off to something

 and round up to something; round down to something
to express a number in the nearest whole amount or nearest group of 1, 10, 100, 1,000, 1/10, 1/100, 1/1000, etc. When doing taxes, Anne rounded her figures off to the nearest dollar. These census population figures are rounded up to the nearest million.
See also: off, round
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A change of 10 fils or 5 fils should be rounded off to 25 fils, ADDED said.
The rounding off of the final accounts in the cash and non-cash payment operations and in accounting books will be done in such a way that amounts of 49 denis will be overlooked and the amounts of 50 to 99 denis will be rounded off to 1 denar.
Mary Jane Reddington, president of the Colburn Memorial Home board of directors, presented checks to representatives from the following charities that shared in the donation (amounts have been rounded off to the nearest dollar):
Summary: A small change of 10 fils and 5 fils can be rounded off to 25 fils and traders should not charge customers more than 20 fils in addition to the bill amount.
Abu Dhabi: The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) on Thursday said that a small change of 10 fils and 5 fils can be rounded off to 25 fils and traders should not charge customers more than 20 fils in addition to the bill amount.