logarithmic function


: a function (such as y = loga x or y = ln x) that is the inverse of an exponential function (such as y = ax or y = ex) so that the independent variable appears in a logarithm

Examples of logarithmic function in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Isn’t writing different from learning logarithmic functions? Amanda Parrish Morgan, WIRED, 28 Feb. 2023 Prandtl and von Kármán also discovered that the inertial layer’s mean velocity was a logarithmic function of the distance from the boundary. Rachel Crowell, Scientific American, 8 Feb. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of logarithmic function was in 1836

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“Logarithmic function.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/logarithmic%20function. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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