halving

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Verb[edit]

halving

  1. present participle of halve

Noun[edit]

halving (plural halvings)

  1. (mathematics) The process or instance of dividing in half.
    There are several recursion theorems for large sets, such that a single new halving results in several new infinite families of halvings.
    • 1994, David C. Schneider, Quantitative Ecology: Spatial and Temporal Scaling (page 36)
      Similitude applies to proportional changes, such as doublings, halvings, or quarterings; it does not apply to additive changes.