# mantissa

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## mantissa

the fractional part of a common logarithm representing the digits of the associated number but not its magnitude

## mantissa

[man′tis·ə]
(computer science)
A fixed point number composed of the most significant digits of a given floating-point number. Also known as fixed-point part; floating-point coefficient.
(mathematics)
The positive decimal part of a common logarithm.

## mantissa

(programming)
The part of a floating point number which, when multiplied by its radix raised to the power of its exponent, gives its value. The mantissa may include the number's sign or this may be considered to be a separate part.

## mantissa

(mathematics)
The fractional part of a logarithm.

## mantissa

The numeric value in a floating point number. See floating point.
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Though three individual computations are employed, the most of the arithmetic complexity restrain within the mantissa operations.
n], a binary64 floating-point representation is used as shown in Figure 1 The algorithmic principle is simple and consists at each iteration, to apply a xor operation on the 32 bits of mantissa 1 of the three output elements [X.
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