**Mantissa, **

### Definition of Mantissa:

The part of a logarithm that follows the decimal point.

Fractional part (written on the right of the decimal point) of a decimal fraction, or the decimal part of common logarithm.

The part of a floating-point number that represents the significant digits of that number, and that is multiplied by the base raised to the exponent to give the actual value of the number.

### How to use Mantissa in a sentence?

- If you recall, run-of-the-mill DSPs typically store numbers as a floating-point, 24-bit mantissa and an 8-bit exponent.
- By choosing appropriate mantissas and exponents, we can increase the resolution at shallower depths and degrade it at greater depths.

Meaning of Mantissa & Mantissa Definition