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Definitions from the WebNegative ExponentDescription:A negative exponent is a mathematical notation that represents the reciprocal of a number raised to a positive exponent. It indicates that the number should be divided by itself raised to the absolute value of the exponent. Sense 1  Mathematical Notation:In mathematical expressions, a negative exponent is denoted by writing the base number followed by a caret (^) and a negative sign () before the exponent number. Example: 2^{3} is equivalent to 1/(2^{3}) Sense 2  Power of a Fraction:A negative exponent can also be used to indicate the power of a fraction. In this case, the reciprocal of the fraction is raised to the positive exponent. Example: (1/3)^{2} is equivalent to (3/1)^{2} Sense 3  Scientific Notation:Negative exponents are commonly used in scientific notation to represent very small numbers. The base number is typically between 1 and 10, and the exponent is negative. Example: 5.2 x 10^{4} represents 0.00052 Sense 4  Related Products:Explore books and educational resources on negative exponents:  
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