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hexadecimal notation, hexadecimal
a number system having a base 16; the symbols for the numbers 0--9 are the same as those used in the decimal system, and the numbers 10--15 are usually represented by the letters A--F. The system is used as a convenient way of representing the internal binary code of a computer
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hexadecimal notation[‚hek·sə′des·məl nō′tā·shən]
A notation in the scale of 16, using decimal digits 0 to 9 and six more digits that are sometimes represented by A, B, C, D, E, and F.
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