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logarithm

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noun log·a·rithm \ˈlȯ-gə-ˌri-thəm, ˈlä-\

Simple Definition of logarithm

  • mathematics : a number that shows how many times a base number (such as ten) is multiplied by itself to produce a third number (such as 100)

Full Definition of logarithm

  1. :  the exponent that indicates the power to which a base number is raised to produce a given number <the logarithm of 100 to the base 10 is 2>

log·a·rith·mic play \ˌlȯ-gə-ˈrith-mik, ˌlä-\ adjective
log·a·rith·mi·cal·ly play \-mi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of logarithm

New Latin logarithmus, from log- + Greek arithmos number — more at arithmetic


First Known Use: circa 1616

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