a logarithm having 10 as the base.
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Also called Briggsian logarithm.
Compare natural logarithm.
Origin of common logarithm
First recorded in 1890–95
Words nearby common logarithm
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British Dictionary definitions for common logarithm
a logarithm to the base ten. Usually written log or log 10Compare natural logarithm
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Scientific definitions for common logarithm
A logarithm having 10 as its base. Compare natural logarithm.
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