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# positional notation

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noun

a type of numeration in which the position of a digit affects its value.

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## Origin of positional notation

First recorded in 1940â45

## Words nearby positional notation

posho, posigrade rocket, posit, positif, position, positional notation, positional nystagmus, position angle, position audit, position effect, positioner

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## British Dictionary definitions for positional notation

positional notation

noun

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 = (9Â ĂÂ 100) + (3Â ĂÂ 10) + 6

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