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Meaning of Base in Math

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It could mean the base of a number system, such as decimal is base-10, or binary is base-2, or hexidecimal is base-16. Or it can refer to when a number has an exponent, like 23, 2 is the base, and 3 is the exponent. Or ex, where e represents the base of the natural logarithm. Here is another word 'base'. This is related to the base/exponent meaning.

Another meaning for base is in solid geometry, such as a cylinder has a base (the circle part).

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