truncate VERB shorten by cutting off the top or the end.
DERIVATIVES truncation noun.
ORIGIN Latin truncare 'maim' .

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  • Truncation error — or discretization error is error made by numerical algorithms that arises from taking finite number of steps in computation. It is present even with infinite precision arithmetic, because it is caused by truncation of the infinite Taylor series… …   Wikipedia

  • Truncation selection — is a selection method used in genetic algorithms to select potential candidate solutions for recombination. In truncation selection the candidate solutions are ordered by fitness, and some proportion, p, (e.g. p=1/2, 1/3, etc.), of the fittest… …   Wikipedia

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  • Truncation (geometry) — In geometry, a truncation is an operation in any dimension that cuts polytope vertices, creating a new facet in place of each vertex. Truncation in regular polyhedra and tilings When the term applies to truncating platonic solids or regular… …   Wikipedia

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