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mantissa

man`tis`sa
n.1.(Math.) The decimal part of a logarithm, as distinguished from the integral part, or characteristic.
Noun1.mantissa - the positive fractional part of the representation of a logarithm; in the expression log 643 = 2.808 the mantissa is .808
1.(programming)mantissa - The part of a floating point number which, when multiplied by its radix raised to the power of its exponent, gives its value. The mantissa may include the number's sign or this may be considered to be a separate part.
2.(mathematics)mantissa - The fractional part of a logarithm.
fixed-point part, fraction
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