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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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Noun1.mantissa - the positive fractional part of the representation of a logarithm; in the expression log 643 = 2.808 the mantissa is .808
fraction - the quotient of two rational numbers
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It uses a similar approach as M2 and M3 in the mantissa.
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52 was generally first written with a characteristic of "bar 1" to avoid dealing with some aspects of negative numbers, while leaving the mantissa positive:
The baud rate is set by the writing the UxBAUD for the mantissa and the four least significant bits of UxGCR for the exponent in the following formula.
Here m represents mantissa bit value, t represents the bits after leading one in mantissa, a represents error value for first t bits, b represents adjacent value to a, k represents total number of most significant bits in mantissa and n1 represents decimal value of k-t bits.
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v) To determine the sign part, a 24-bit reversible comparator to compare the mantissa is required.