Extended precision refers to floating point number formats that provide greater precision and more exponent range than the basic floating point formats. In contrast to extended precision, arbitrary-precision arithmetic refers to implementations of much larger numeric types (with a storage count that usually is not a power of two) using special software (or, rarely, hardware).
Read more about Extended Precision: X86 Extended Precision Format
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