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

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

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


New Latin logarithmus, from log- + Greek arithmos number — more at arithmetic
First Known Use: circa 1616

Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms

abscissa, denominator, divisor, equilateral, exponent, hypotenuse, oblique, radii, rhomb


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