arithmetic operation

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arithmetic operation (plural arithmetic operations)

  1. (arithmetic, computing) Any one of the four basic operations in arithmetic: addition, subtraction, multiplication or division; any one of said operations as implemented on a computer.
    • 2000, Chang Shu, Differential Quadrature and Its Application in Engineering, Springer, page 38:
      Although Equation 2.45 looks simple, it involves more arithmetic operations as compared to Equations 2.36 and 2.38.
    • 2001, Michael L. Overton, Numerical Computing with IEEE Floating Point Arithmetic, SIAM, page 31:
      A key feature of the IEEE standard is that it requires correctly rounded operations, specifically:
      • correctly rounded arithmetic operations (add, subtract, multiply, divide);
      • correctly rounded remainder and square root operations;
      • correctly rounded format conversions.
    • 2013, Steve Suehring, Janet Valade, PHP, MySQL, JavaScript & HTML5 All-in-One For Dummies, John Wiley & Sons, page 289:
      PHP enables you to do arithmetic operations on numbers. You indicate arithmetic operations with two numbers and an arithmetic operator. For instance, one operator is the plus (+) sign, so you can indicate an arithmetic operation like this:
      1 + 2



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