# positional notation

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## positional notation

n.
A system of writing numbers in which the position of a digit affects its value.

## positional notation

n
(Mathematics) the method of denoting numbers by the use of a finite number of digits, each digit having its value multiplied by its place value, as in 936 = (9 × 100) + (3 × 10) + 6
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 Noun 1 positional notation - a numeration system in which a real number is represented by an ordered set of characters where the value of a character depends on its positionpositional representation systemnumber representation system, number system, numeration system, system of numeration - any notation for the representation of numbersbinary number system, binary numeration system, binary system, pure binary numeration system - a positional system of numeration that uses binary digits and a radix of twooctal number system, octal numeration system - a positional system of numeration that uses octal digits and a radix of eightdecimal number system, decimal numeration system, decimal system - a positional system of numeration that uses decimal digits and a base of tenduodecimal number system, duodecimal system - a positional system of numeration that uses duodecimal digits and a radix of twelvehexadecimal number system, hexadecimal system, sexadecimal number system - a positional system of numeration that uses hexadecimal digits and a radix of sixteen
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We know such artefacts were used for making calculations in many ancient cultures, but the first written place-value system was the Mesopotamian sexagesimal place-value system.
This is the case of our common numerals, what are known as Arabic numerals, based as they are on a place-value system shared by the Latin/Roman script, moving from left to right.
* The structure of the place-value system remains constant--moving numbers to different positions in the place value chart will change the value of the digits.
The arithmetic of the Indian numerals and fractions with the decimal place-value system.
In the eighth century, the English monk known as the Venerable Bede wrote descriptions of these signs for the numbers up to 9999, illustrating a place-value system based on grouping by tens and powers of ten.

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