EnglishEdit
EtymologyEdit
From Latin mantissa, mantīsa, of unknown origin (said by Festus to be a loanword from Etruscan, but it may actually be from Celtic,^{[1]} possibly through Etruscan mediation).
NounEdit
mantissa (plural mantissae)
 (obsolete) A minor addition to a text.
 (mathematics) The part of a common logarithm after the decimal point, the fractional part of a logarithm.
 (mathematics, computing, proscribed) The significand; that part of a floatingpoint number or number in scientific notation that contains its significant digits.
Usage notesEdit
The use of mantissa to refer to significant digits in a floating point number or scientific notation is discouraged by some in favor of significand, due to earlier distinct usage for the logarithm. It remains in widespread use in the US, however.
TranslationsEdit
part of a logarithm after the decimal point
AnagramsEdit
ReferencesEdit
 ^ Stokes, Whitley (1877) in: Bezzenberger, Adalbert (ed.), Beiträge zur Kunde der indogermanischen Sprachen, Göttingen, vol. 23, p. 51
FinnishEdit
NounEdit
mantissa
DeclensionEdit
singular  plural  

nominative  mantissa  mantissat  
accusative  nom.^{?}  mantissa  mantissat 
gen.  mantissan  
genitive  mantissan  mantissojen mantissain^{rare} 

partitive  mantissaa  mantissoja  
inessive  mantissassa  mantissoissa  
elative  mantissasta  mantissoista  
illative  mantissaan  mantissoihin  
adessive  mantissalla  mantissoilla  
ablative  mantissalta  mantissoilta  
allative  mantissalleˣ  mantissoilleˣ  
essive  mantissana  mantissoina  
translative  mantissaksi  mantissoiksi  
instructive  —  mantissoin  
abessive  mantissatta  mantissoitta  
comitative  —  mantissoineen 
ItalianEdit
PortugueseEdit
NounEdit
mantissa f (plural mantissas)
 (mathematics) mantissa (part of a logarithm after the decimal point)