log out

variants: or log off
logged out or logged off; logging out or logging off; logs out or logs off

Definition of log out

intransitive verb

: to terminate a connection with a computer or system Suddenly my cursor was able to bring down the missing icons; I was able to log in and log out; and everything was copacetic.— Christine White "Atomic Clock" places a call, logs on to the reference clock's modem, obtains the time, logs off and sets your computer's clock.The Houston Chronicle

First Known Use of log out

1979, in the meaning defined above

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“Log out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/log%20out. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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