HyperDic: floating-point_notation

English > 1 sense of the expression floating-point notation:
NOUNcommunicationfloating-point notation, floating-point representation systema radix numeration system in which the location of the decimal point is indicated by an exponent of the radix
English > floating-point notation: 1 sense > noun 1, communication
MeaningA radix numeration system in which the location of the decimal point is indicated by an exponent of the radix; in the floating-point representation system, 0.0012 is represented as 0.12-2 where -2 is the exponent.
Synonymfloating-point representation system
Broadermathematical notationA notation used by mathematicians

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