common logarithm


noun Mathematics.

a logarithm having 10 as the base.

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Origin of common logarithm

First recorded in 1890–95

Also called Briggsian logarithm.

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British Dictionary definitions for common logarithm

common logarithm

noun

a logarithm to the base ten. Usually written log or log 10Compare natural logarithm
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Science definitions for common logarithm

common logarithm

A logarithm having 10 as its base. Compare natural logarithm.
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