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mantissa


man·tis·sa  (mn-ts)
n.
The decimal part of a logarithm. In the logarithm 2.95424, the mantissa is 0.95424.

[Latin, makeweight, perhaps of Etruscan origin.]

mantissa [mænˈtɪsə]
n
(Mathematics) the fractional part of a common logarithm representing the digits of the associated number but not its magnitude the mantissa of 2.4771 is .4771 Compare characteristic [2a]
[from Latin: something added, of Etruscan origin]

mantissa  (mn-ts)
The part of a logarithm to the base ten that is to the right of the decimal point. For example, if 2.749 is a logarithm, .749 is the mantissa. Compare characteristic.
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