entier function, greatest integer function, integral part function
The function of a real variable that assigns to a real number the largest integer . The modern notation is ; the classical notation is . In computer science and computer languages it is often denoted by .
The related ceiling function gives the smallest integer . The fractional part function is defined as
The nearest integer function is
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Floor function. Encyclopedia of Mathematics. URL: http://encyclopediaofmath.org/index.php?title=Floor_function&oldid=17649