noun Etymology: Latin mantisa, mantissa makeweight, from Etruscan Date: 1846 the part of a logarithm to the right of the decimal point

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  • mantissa — [man tis′ə] n. [L, (useless) addition, makeweight, gain, ? via Etr < Celt: ? so named because it supplements the integral] the decimal part of a logarithm to base 10 as distinguished from the integral part (called the characteristic) [.7193 is …   English World dictionary

  • mantissa — man*tis*sa, n. [L., an addition, makeweight; of Tuscan origin.] (Math.) The decimal part of a logarithm, as distinguished from the integral part, or {characteristic}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mantissa — Mantissa, 1) (lat.), Anhang an einer Schrift; 2) die hinter dem Komma stehenden Ziffern der Logarithmen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • mantissa — decimal part of a logarithm, 1865, from L. mantisa a worthless addition, makeweight, perhaps a Gaulish word introduced into Latin via Etruscan (Cf. O.Ir. meit, Welsh maint size ) …   Etymology dictionary

  • mantissa — s. f. Parte decimal dos logaritmos e de outros números …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Mantissa — The mantissa is the significand in a common logarithm or floating point number. Metaphorically, it is the part of the self that eludes conscious awareness or self understanding. Mantissa may also refer to: Mantissa (band) Mantissa (novel), a 1982 …   Wikipedia

  • mantissa — /man tis euh/, n. 1. Math. the decimal part of a common logarithm. Cf. characteristic (def. 3a). 2. Obs. an addition of little or no importance, as to a literary work. [1860 65; < L, var. of mantisa addition, makeweight, said to be from Etruscan; …   Universalium

  • mantissa — man·tìs·sa s.f. TS mat. parte decimale di un numero reale positivo, spec. di un logaritmo in base dieci {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1934. ETIMO: dal lat. mantīssa(m) aggiunta , prob. di orig. etrusca …   Dizionario italiano

  • mantissa — skaičiaus mantisė statusas T sritis informatika apibrėžtis ↑Slankiojo kablelio skaičiaus dalis, rodanti santykinį skaičiaus dydį. Tikroji skaičiaus vertė gaunama perkėlus skaičiaus slankųjį kablelį per to skaičiaus eilės rodomą pozicijų skaičių.… …   Enciklopedinis kompiuterijos žodynas

  • mantissa — noun a) The part of a common logarithm after the decimal point. b) (mathematics and computing) The significand; that part of a floating point number that contains its significant digits …   Wiktionary

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