Definition of place value in English:

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place value

Pronunciation: /plās ˈvalyo͞o/


The numerical value that a digit has by virtue of its position in a number.
Example sentences
  • The ingenious method of expressing every possible number using a set of ten symbols (each symbol having a place value and an absolute value) emerged in India.
  • Yet without zero we could not assign a place value to the digits.
  • Put it another way: the place value of the left 1 depends on base b.

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Syllabification: place val·ue

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