### What does **scientific notation** mean?

# Definitions for scientific notation

sci·en·tif·ic nota·tion

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### Wiktionary

scientific notationnoun

a method of writing, or of displaying real numbers as a decimal number between 1 and 10 followed by an integer power of 10

scientific notationnoun

an alternative format of such a decimal number immediately followed by E and an integer

### Wikipedia

Scientific notation

Scientific notation (also referred to as scientific form or standard index form, or standard form in the UK) is a way of expressing numbers that are too big or too small to be conveniently written in decimal form. It is commonly used by scientists, mathematicians and engineers, in part because it can simplify certain arithmetic operations. On scientific calculators it is usually known as "SCI" display mode. In scientific notation, all numbers are written in the form m × 10n(m times ten raised to the power of n), where the exponent n is an integer, and the coefficient m is any real number. The integer n is called the order of magnitude and the real number m is called the significand or mantissa. However, the term "mantissa" may cause confusion because it is the name of the fractional part of the common logarithm. If the number is negative then a minus sign precedes m (as in ordinary decimal notation). In normalized notation, the exponent is chosen so that the absolute value (modulus) of the significand m is at least 1 but less than 10. Decimal floating point is a computer arithmetic system closely related to scientific notation.

### Wikidata

Scientific notation

Scientific notation is a way of writing numbers that are too big or too small to be conveniently written in decimal form. Scientific notation has a number of useful properties and is commonly used in calculators and by scientists, mathematicians and engineers. In scientific notation all numbers are written in the form of , where the exponent b is an integer, and the coefficient a is any real number, called the significand or mantissa. The term "mantissa" may cause confusion, however, because it can also refer to the fractional part of the common logarithm. If the number is negative then a minus sign precedes a. Decimal floating point is a computer arithmetic system closely related to scientific notation.

### Numerology

Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of scientific notation in Chaldean Numerology is:

**5**Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of scientific notation in Pythagorean Numerology is:

**7**

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