n. a list of alternating initialization argument names and
values in which unsupplied initialization arguments are
defaulted, used in the protocol for initializing and reinitializing
instances of classes.
adj., ANSI, IEEE (of a float)
conforming to the description of "denormalized" as described by
IEEE Standard for Binary Floating-Point Arithmetic.
For example, in an implementation where the minimum possible exponent
was -7 but where 0.001 was a valid mantissa, the number 1.0e-10
might be representable as 0.001e-7 internally even if the normalized
representation would call for it to be represented instead as 1.0e-10
or 0.1e-9. By their nature, denormalizedfloats generally
have less precision than normalizedfloats.