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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 1940–45
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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 = (9 × 100) + (3 × 10) + 6
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