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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.
See also: down, round
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The number of FTE employees is found by totaling the number of employee hours of service for which the employer paid taxable wages during the year, dividing that amount by 2,080, and rounding down to a whole number.
The number of FTE employees is found by summing the total number of hours worked by full-time employees (other than the owner), subject to a maximum of 2,080 hours per employee, dividing by 2,080 hours, and rounding down to a whole number: 28,100 / 2,080 = 13.51 = 13 FTEs.
As more than the maximum number of Units for which the Offer was made were tendered to the Offer and not withdrawn, the Units to be purchased from each unitholder will be determined on a pro rata basis according to the number of Units tendered by each unitholder, disregarding fractions, by rounding down to the nearest whole number of Units.
Customers will benefit from a single point of contact for all their network needs and gain standardised usage rounding down to 1KB in all markets.
First, electronic weighing-room scales aren't consistently rounding down to the nearest pound.
The single-family limit, after customary rounding down to the nearest $50, can be no higher than $417,000 for one-unit properties in 2006, up from 2005's limit of $359,650, said OFHEO.