logarithmic scale

noun
Updated on: 10 Jan 2018

Definition of logarithmic scale

: 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

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First Known Use of logarithmic scale

1740


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