E notation


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.

E notation

[′ē nō‚tā·shən]
(computer science)
A type of scientific notation in which the phrase “times 10 to the power of” is replaced by the letter E; for example, 3.1 × 107 is written 3.1E+7 and 5.1 × 10-9 is written 5.1E-9.