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Meaning of EXPONENT

Pronunciation:  ik'spownunt

 
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(Or "characteristic") The part of a floating-point number specifying the power of ten by which the mantissa should be multiplied. In the common notation, e.g. 3.1E8, the exponent is 8.

 
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