An example of mantissa is 234 in the number 1101.234.
.7193 is the mantissa of the logarithm 4.7193
Origin of mantissa
- Latin makeweight perhaps of Etruscan origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Latin mantissa, mantÄ«sa, of unknown origin (said by Festus to be a loanword from Etruscan, but it may actually be from Celtic, possibly through Etruscan mediation).