# 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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Natural numbers, prime numbers, positional notation, sets, geometry, differential and integral calculus, group theory, complex numbers, and special values such as the golden ratio are gradually covered, both in terms of their potential as a means of universal communication and in light of conditions on Earth that have likely influenced our mathematics in ways that may not be replicated in alien worlds.
A base ten, positional notation system was standard by 600 A.D.
Positional notation became meaningful to this class.

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