place value


: the value of the place of a digit in a numeral

Word History

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of place value was in 1911

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Cite this Entry

“Place value.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

place value

: the value of the location of a digit in a number
in 425 the location of the digit 2 has a place value of ten while the digit itself indicates that there are two tens
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