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scientific notation


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A method of writing or displaying numbers in terms of a decimal number between 1 and 10 multiplied by a power of 10. The scientific notation of 10,492, for example, is 1.0492 × 104.

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  • noun mathematics a method of writing, or of displaying real numbers as a decimal number between 1 and 10 followed by an integer power of 10
  • noun mathematics an alternative format of such a decimal number immediately followed by E and an integer


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