The Math.round() function returns the value of a number rounded to the nearest integer.

Syntax

Math.round(x)

Parameters

x
A number.

Return value

The value of the given number rounded to the nearest integer.

Description

If the fractional portion of the argument is greater than 0.5, the argument is rounded to the integer with the next higher absolute value. If it is less than 0.5, the argument is rounded to the integer with the lower absolute value.  If the fractional portion is exactly 0.5, the argument is rounded to the next integer in the direction of +∞.  Note that this differs from many languages' round() functions, which often round this case to the next integer away from zero, instead giving a different result in the case of negative numbers with a fractional part of exactly 0.5.

Because round() is a static method of Math, you always use it as Math.round(), rather than as a method of a Math object you created (Math has no constructor).

Examples

Math.round( 20.49); //  20
Math.round( 20.5 ); //  21
Math.round( 42   ); //  42
Math.round(-20.5 ); // -20
Math.round(-20.51); // -21

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
ECMAScript 1st Edition (ECMA-262) Standard Initial definition. Implemented in JavaScript 1.0.
ECMAScript 5.1 (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Math.round' in that specification.
Standard  
ECMAScript 2015 (6th Edition, ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Math.round' in that specification.
Standard  
ECMAScript Latest Draft (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Math.round' in that specification.
Draft  

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support Yes Yes1 Yes Yes Yes
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support Yes Yes Yes4 Yes Yes Yes

See also