scientific notation

noun

Definition of scientific notation

: a widely used floating-point system in which numbers are expressed as products consisting of a number between 1 and 10 multiplied by an appropriate power of 10 (as in 1.591 × (10)−20 or 1.591 × 10 − 20)

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1915

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