logarithm

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

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

logarithmic

play \ˌlȯ-gə-ˈrith-mik, ˌlä-\ adjective

logarithmically

play \ˌlȯ-gə-ˈrith-mi-k(ə-)lē, ˌlä-\ adverb

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Origin and Etymology of logarithm

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

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LOGARITHM Defined for English Language Learners

logarithm

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Definition of logarithm for English Language Learners

  • 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)


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