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E

(1) See exponent.

(2) (Electronic) "E" with or without the hyphen (e or e-) is used as a word prefix in order to connote the electronic or Internet version of a physical object or activity. For example, mail becomes email or e-mail; a book becomes an ebook or e-book, etc.

(3) A set of object-oriented extensions for Java and Common Lisp introduced in 1997 by Electric Communities. Inspired by the Joule and Original-E languages, E was designed to create secure distributed computing applications. Messages are sent to remote objects in "vats," which processes the messages in the order they are received.



exponent

The number written above the line and to the right of a number that indicates the power of a number. For example, 14 to the 4th power is actually 14 multiplied by itself four times. Sometimes, the exponent naturally indicates the number of zeros. For example, 10 to the 3rd power reflects three zeros. The number 467,000 can be stated as 467 x 10 to the 3rd. On a screen or printout, that number is expressed as 467E3. See floating point.



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