# logarithm

[law-guh-rith-uh m, -rith-, log-uh-]

## Origin of logarithm

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## Related Words for logarithm

numeral, numerical, arithmetic, binary, exponent, fraction, fractional, integral, mathematical, statistical, algebraic, algorithmic, arithmetical, differential, digital, exponential, logarithm, logarithmic, numerary, integrated## Examples from the Web for logarithm

### Historical Examples of logarithm

That was short for logarithm, you know, because I was such a log at arithmetic.

Adam Johnstone's SonF. Marion Crawford

The complement of the logarithm of a sine, tangent, or secant.

The Sailor's Word-BookWilliam Henry Smyth

It seems that gravitation is not truth, but only the logarithm of it.

A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)Augustus De Morgan

To find the logarithm of 2, Briggs raised it to the tenth power, viz.

For example, suppose the logarithm of 543839 required to twelve places.

## logarithm

## Word Origin for logarithm

C17: from New Latin logarithmus, coined 1614 by John Napier, from Greek logos ratio, reckoning + arithmos number

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## logarithm

[lô′gə-rĭð′əm]

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