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place value

noun

, Arithmetic.
  1. the value of the place, or position, of a digit in a number or series:

    In the number 794, the location of the digit 4 has a place value of one.



place-value

adjective

  1. denoting a series in which successive digits represent successive powers of the base


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Word History and Origins

Origin of place value1

First recorded in 1905–10
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Example Sentences

The newspaper interviews two industrial designers—both of whom place value on the aesthetics of more “invisible” technologies.

This is again an obvious sendup of the art world, where people often place value on objects of questionable worth.

The explanation of the place value was a serious matter to most of the early writers.

A distinction is sometimes made between elemental, form, time, and place value.

This is a case of pure transportation,—the creation of place value, alone.

We insert on p. 49 a table of numerals used with place value.

It might seem that the charge for carrying fixes the place value.

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