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## sig·nif·i·cant

(sig-nif'i-kănt),
In statistics, denoting the reliability of a finding or, conversely, the probability of the finding being the result of chance (generally less than 5%).
[L. significo, to make known, signify, fr. signum, sign, + facio, to make]
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## sig·nif·i·cant

(sig-nif'i-kănt)
In statistics, denoting the reliability of a finding or, conversely, the probability of the finding being the result of chance (generally less than 5%).
[L. significo, to make known, signify, fr. signum, sign, + facio, to make]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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The variation range of original data input length is set as an integer interval [10, 80], and the variation range of the significant digit of the quotient is set as an integer interval.
Although the points ([alpha], [beta]) on the phase boundary have been given to 6 significant digits in Table 1, they can be determined to much greater accuracy.
The quotient digit selection (QDS) function can be implemented fully by a ROM because it depends only on the two most significant digits (MSDs) of the residual as well as the divisor.
In the following, we consider the case when elements are being processed from the least significant digit to the most significant one (LSD).
We have shown that after modifying the model, by introducing a condition on the isoelectronium orbit, it is possible to calculate a minimum energy for the ground state coincident with the experimental values up to the sixth significant digit. Furthermore, the modified three-body model of the hydrogen molecule, a confined three-body system, enables the reproduction of the whole curve of ground state energy in the range [0.80, 3.20] for the bond length.
An application of Fourier series to the most significant digit problem.
Even if our knowledge of planetary motion is so precise that only predictions agreeing to the nth significant digit require taking seriously, the explanations upon which they are based could diverge markedly elsewhere, as the Newton/Einstein conflict demonstrated.
Forcing three digits into two causes an uncertainty of half the resolution of the least significant digit (0.1 x 0.5 = 0.05).
Three iterations at most are required to obtain 10 significant digit accuracy for x.
Clinical reasoning is replaced by following a practice "guideline" from one prescribed information bit to another, and a diagnosis means a number with five significant digits (never mind that the first one is dubious) attached to an appropriate procedure code.

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