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Arithmetic underflow
also called "floating point underflow"

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  1. a condition that can occur when the result of a floating point operation would be smaller in magnitude (closer to zero, either positive or negative) than the smallest quantity representable

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  2. "floating underflow", "underflow"

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  3. Underflow is actually (negative) overflow of the exponent of the floating point quantity

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  4. For example, an eight-bit two's complement exponent can represent multipliers of 2^-128 to 2^127

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  5. A result less than 2^-128 would cause underflow

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  6. Depending on the processor, the programming language and the run-time system, underflow may set a status bit, raise an exception, generate a hardware interrupt, or may cause some combination of these effects

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