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 for Rounding
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Round \Round\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rounded; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Rounding.]
     1. To make circular, spherical, or cylindrical; to give a
        round or convex figure to; as, to round a silver coin; to
        round the edges of anything.
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              Worms with many feet, which round themselves into
              balls, are bred chiefly under logs of timber.
                                                    --Bacon.
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              The figures on our modern medals are raised and
              rounded to a very great perfection.   --Addison.
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     2. To surround; to encircle; to encompass.
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              The inclusive verge
              Of golden metal that must round my brow. --Shak.
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     3. To bring to fullness or completeness; to complete; hence,
        to bring to a fit conclusion.
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              We are such stuff
              As dreams are made on, and our little life
              Is rounded with a sleep.              --Shak.
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     4. To go round wholly or in part; to go about (a corner or
        point); as, to round a corner; to round Cape Horn.
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     5. To make full, smooth, and flowing; as, to round periods in
        writing. --Swift.
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     To round in (Naut.) To haul up; usually, to haul the slack
        of (a rope) through its leading block, or to haul up (a
        tackle which hangs loose) by its fall. --Totten.
        (b) To collect together (cattle) by riding around them, as
            on cattle ranches. [Western U.S.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rounding \Round"ing\, n.
     1. (Naut.) Small rope, or strands of rope, or spun yarn,
        wound round a rope to keep it from chafing; -- called also
        service.
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     2. (Phonetics) Modifying a speech sound by contraction of the
        lip opening; labializing; labialization. See Guide to
        Pronunciation, [sect] 11.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rounding \Round"ing\, a.
     Round or nearly round; becoming round; roundish.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  rounding
      n 1: (mathematics) a miscalculation that results from rounding
           off numbers to a convenient number of decimals; "the error
           in the calculation was attributable to rounding"; "taxes
           are rounded off to the nearest dollar but the rounding
           error is surprisingly small" [syn: rounding, rounding
           error]

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