The term floating point is mostly used in programming and the definition is almost in the term itself!
The floating comma can therefore slide :-) In short, it is not an integer, but contains a fractional part .
In programming, a floating point is a type of variable that is used to store floating point numbers. A floating point number is a number where the position of the decimal point can be "floating" and not in a fixed position within a number.
Examples for floating point numbers 1.523 // 22.1 and 1.123
It is important in programming, because a variable defined as an integer cannot work with decimal places. Therefore a floating point variable type must be used.
Examples floating point variable types in C ++ float, double Examples integer variable types in C ++ int, dword, char, byte, uchar, ...!