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 numbersas a decimal numberbetween 1 and 10 followed by an integer powerof 10
- noun mathematics an
alternative formatof such a decimal number immediately followed by E and an integer
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