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logarithmic scale

noun

Definition of logarithmic scale

  1. :  a scale on which the actual distance of a point from the scale's zero is proportional to the logarithm of the corresponding scale number rather than to the number itself — compare arithmetic scale



1740

First Known Use of logarithmic scale

1740


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