**Man*tis*sa** (?), n. [L., an addition, makeweight; of Tuscan origin.] Math.

The decimal part of a logarithm, as distinguished from the integral part, or *characteristic*.

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**Man*tis*sa** (?), n. [L., an addition, makeweight; of Tuscan origin.] Math.

The decimal part of a logarithm, as distinguished from the integral part, or *characteristic*.

© Webster 1913.