Definition of Mantissa

1. Noun. The positive fractional part of the representation of a logarithm; in the expression log 643 = 2.808 the mantissa is .808.

Exact synonyms: Fixed-point Part
Generic synonyms: Fraction



Definition of Mantissa

1. n. The decimal part of a logarithm, as distinguished from the integral part, or characteristic.

Definition of Mantissa

1. Noun. (obsolete) A minor addition to a text. ¹

2. Noun. (mathematics) The part of a common logarithm after the decimal point. ¹

3. Noun. (matheatics computing) The significand; that part of a floating-point number that contains its significant digits. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mantissa

1. the decimal part of a logarithm [n -S]

Medical Definition of Mantissa

1. The decimal part of a logarithm, as distinguished from the integral part, or characteristic. Origin: L, an addition, makeweight; of Tuscan origin. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Mantissa

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1. Plane and Spherical Trigonometry by Arthur Graham Hall, Fred Goodrich Frink (1910)
"mantissa. We have seen that moving the decimal point in the number merely changes the characteristic of the logarithm, leaving its mantissa unaltered. ..."

2. Five-place Logarithmic and Trigonometric Tables by James Morford Taylor (1905)
"The first mantissa on this tab is the least mantissa on these pages, in the columns headed " log sin," and the greatest mantissa in these columns is the ..."

3. Plane and Spherical Trigonometry and Tables by George Albert Wentworth (1903)
"Tii The required mantissa is the same as the mantissa for 1576.4; therefore it will be found by adding to the mantissa for 1576 four-tenths of the ..."

4. Principles of Depreciation by Earl Adolphus Saliers (1916)
"The mantissa The mantissa of the logarithm of a number is the decimal portion, and does not depend upon the location of the decimal point but upon the ..."

5. Plane Trigonometry and Tables by George Albert Wentworth (1902)
"The required mantissa is the same as the mantissa for 1576.4 ; therefore it will be found by adding to the mantissa for 1576 four-tenths of the difference ..."

6. Plane and Spherical Trigonometry by George Albert Wentworth (1891)
"The mantissa for 1576 Is 19756. The difference between the mantissas for 1576 and 1577 is 27. Hence, the mantissa for 1576.4 is 19756 + (0.4 x27) = 19767. ..."

7. Elements of Algebra by George Albert Wentworth (1886)
"The required mantissa is the same as the mantissa for 1576.4; therefore it will be found by adding to the mantissa for 1576 four-tenths of the difference ..."

8. Origines Islandicae: A Collection of the More Important Sagas and Other by Frederick York Powell, Guðbrandur Vigfússon (1905)
"The pedigrees which are here restored to mantissa show by their reference to Hawk that ... The mistake which gave the first part of mantissa to the end of ..."

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