What is another word for mantissa?

21 synonyms found


[ mantˈɪsə], [ mantˈɪsə], [ m_a_n_t_ˈɪ_s_ə]

Mantissa is a mathematical term used to describe the decimal part of a logarithm. However, there are many synonyms that can be used to refer to the mantissa in different contexts. For example, in computer science, the mantissa is often referred to as the fraction or significand. In physics and engineering, it may also be called the residue or fractional part. In finance and accounting, the term decimal portion is commonly used to describe the mantissa. Additionally, in some older texts, the mantissa was referred to as the antilogarithm. Regardless of the term used, the mantissa always refers to the digits of a logarithm after the decimal point.

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How to use "Mantissa" in context?

It has been said that the mantissa is the neglected stepchild of the decimal point. Granted, the decimal point is the most common and well-known symbol in mathematics, but the mantissa works just as hard (if not harder) to keep track of math calculations.

For example, consider this simple equation: 3 + 4 = 7. The answer, of course, is 8. But what about 3 + 4 ? Well, 3 + 4 can also be written as 5, 6, or 7. Since the mantissa only recognizes numbers from 0-9, it needs to change the 3 into the symbol for 3.

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