Definition of Mantissa:

  1. The part of a logarithm that follows the decimal point.

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

  3. 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?

  1. If you recall, run-of-the-mill DSPs typically store numbers as a floating-point, 24-bit mantissa and an 8-bit exponent.
  2. 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