scientific notation

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scientific notation (uncountable)

  1. (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
  2. (mathematics) an alternative format of such a decimal number immediately followed by E and an integer
    The number 0.00236 is written in scientific notation as 2.36×10−3 or as 2.36E-3.

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