floating-point notation

- A numeric
__format__in which each__number__is represented by two numbers, and in which the decimal point is not in a fixed location. The first number, the__mantissa__, specifies the significant digits, while the second number, or exponent, specifies its magnitude. For example, 314,000,000 may be expressed as 3.14 × 10^{8}. Although any number, with any__radix__, may be represented in this manner, it is usually used only for very small or very large numbers. Also called floating-__point__representation, scientific notation, or exponential notation. When an E is used instead of a 10, or the radix utilized, it is also called__E notation__. - synonym floating-point representation

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