# mantissa

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## man·tis·sa

(măn-tĭs′ə)
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 characteristic2a
[C17: from Latin: something added, of Etruscan origin]

## man•tis•sa

(mænˈtɪs ə)

n., pl. -sas.
the decimal part of a common logarithm. Compare characteristic (def. 3a).
[1860–65; < Latin, variant of mantisa addition; because additional to the characteristic part]

## man·tis·sa

(măn-tĭs′ə)
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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 Noun 1 mantissa - the positive fractional part of the representation of a logarithm; in the expression log 643 = 2.808 the mantissa is .808fixed-point partfraction - the quotient of two rational numbers
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We have performed the computations in MATLAB in variable precision arithmetic with 1000 digits of mantissa.
As demonstrated in Table 1, the real value assumed by a given SPF or DPF data with a sign bit sign, a given biased exponent exp, and a significand precision mantissa is [(-1).sup.sign] x [2.sup.exp-biase] x imantissa.

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