Truncation (disambiguation)

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Truncation is the term used for limiting the number of digits right of the decimal point by discarding the least significant ones.

Truncation may also refer to:


Computer science[edit]

  • Data truncation, an event that occurs when a file or other data is stored in a location too small to accommodate its entire length
  • Truncate (SQL), a command in the SQL data manipulation language to quickly remove all data from a table


  • Truncate, a leaf shape
  • Truncated protein, a protein shortened by a mutation which specifically induces premature termination of messenger RNA translation

Other uses[edit]

  • Cheque truncation, the conversion of physical cheques into electronic form for transmission to the paying bank
  • Clipping (morphology), the word formation process which consists in the reduction of a word to one of its parts
  • Cut (archaeology), the removal of archaeological deposits from an archaeological record