positional notation


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positional notation

[pə′zish·ən·əl nō′tā·shən]
(mathematics)
Any of several numeration systems in which a number is represented by a sequence of digits in such a way that the significance of each digit depends on its position in the sequence as well as its numeric value. Also known as notation.
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notation

How a system of numbers, phrases, words or quantities is written or expressed. Positional notation is the location and value of digits in a numbering system, such as the decimal or binary system. See binary notation, dot address, Hungarian notation, infix notation, Iverson notation, Polish notation, reverse Polish notation and scientific notation.
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Some bases for positional notation are, of course, more convenient than others.
Babylonian positional notations also had disadvantages.