number system

number system
Method of writing numerals to represent numbers.

The use of zero as a placeholder was the greatest advance in number systems. The most common system is the decimal system, in which 10 symbols (the Hindu-Arabic numerals) denote multiples of powers of 10 by their position relative to the decimal point. Computers have brought greater awareness of the binary number system, in which two symbols, 0 and 1, represent multiples of powers of 2.

* * *

Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Number system — This article is about different sets of numbers. For different methods of expressing numbers with symbols, see numeral system. In mathematics, a number system is a set of numbers, (in the broadest sense of the word), together with one or more… …   Wikipedia

  • number system — noun any notation for the representation of numbers • Syn: ↑numeration system, ↑number representation system, ↑system of numeration • Members of this Topic: ↑base, ↑radix • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • number system — skaičių sistema statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. number representation system; number system; numbering system; numeral system; numeration system; numerical system; scale vok. Zahlendarstellungssystem, n; Zahlensystem, n rus.… …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • number system — skaičiavimo sistema statusas T sritis informatika apibrėžtis Skaitmenų aibė ir skaičių užrašymo tais skaitmenimis taisyklės. Mes vartojame dešimtainę skaičiavimo sistemą, turinčią dešimtį skaitmenų. Ji yra pozicinė, t. y. skaitmens vertė… …   Enciklopedinis kompiuterijos žodynas

  • number system — noun A set of numerals for representing numbers. Syn: numeral system, system of numeration …   Wiktionary

  • Combinatorial number system — In mathematics, and in particular in combinatorics, the combinatorial number system of degree k (for some positive integer k), also referred to as combinadics, is a correspondence between natural numbers (taken to include 0) N and k… …   Wikipedia

  • Hong Kong Strategic Route and Exit Number System — The Hong Kong Strategic Route and Exit Number System (Traditional Chinese: 香港主要幹線及出口編號系統) is a system adopted by the Transport Department of the Hong Kong Government to organise the major roads in the territory into Routes 1 to 10 for the… …   Wikipedia

  • Residue number system — A residue number system (RNS) represents a large integer using a set of smaller integers, so that computation may be performed more efficiently. It relies on the Chinese remainder theorem of modular arithmetic for its operation, a mathematical… …   Wikipedia

  • decimal number system — ▪ mathematics also called  Hindu Arabic, or Arabic, number system        in mathematics, positional numeral system employing 10 as the base and requiring 10 different numerals, the digits 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. It also requires a dot… …   Universalium

  • Nashville number system — The Nashville Number System is an informal method of transcribing music by denoting the scale degree on which a chord is built. It was developed by Neal Matthews, Jr. in the late 50s as a simplified system for The Jordanaires to use in the studio …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”