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arithmetic overflow
In a digital computer, the condition that occurs when a calculation produces a result that is greater than a given register or storage location can store or represent. 2. In a digital computer, the amount that a calculated value is greater than a given register or storage location can store or represent. Note: The overflow may be placed at another location. Synonym [loosely] overflow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 
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