mantissa

noun

man·​tis·​sa man-ˈti-sə How to pronounce mantissa (audio)
: the part of a logarithm to the right of the decimal point

Word History

Etymology

Latin mantisa, mantissa makeweight, from Etruscan

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mantissa was in 1846

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“Mantissa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mantissa. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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