Definitions for "Scientific notation"
A system in which a number is expressed as a number between 1 and 10, times 10 raised to an exponent.
representation of a number as the product of a number between 1 and 10 and a power of 10; used especially for very small or very large numbers - examples: 6,900,000 = 6.9 X 10^ or .00069 = 6.9 X 10
numerical short-hand which uses powers of ten as a simplified way of expressing numerical values (numbers are written with one digit to the left of the decimal times a power of ten)