- the exponent of the power to which a base number must be raised to equal a given number; log: 2 is the logarithm of 100 to the base 10 (2 = log10 100).
Origin of logarithm
Related Words for logarithmnumeral, numerical, arithmetic, binary, exponent, fraction, fractional, integral, mathematical, statistical, algebraic, algorithmic, arithmetical, differential, digital, exponential, logarithm, logarithmic, numerary, integrated
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Historical Examples of logarithm
That was short for logarithm, you know, because I was such a log at arithmetic.Adam Johnstone's Son
F. Marion Crawford
The complement of the logarithm of a sine, tangent, or secant.The Sailor's Word-Book
William 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.
- the exponent indicating the power to which a fixed number, the base, must be raised to obtain a given number or variable. It is used esp to simplify multiplication and division: if a x = M, then the logarithm of M to the base a (written log a M) is xOften shortened to: log See also common logarithm, natural logarithm
Word Origin for logarithm
- The power to which a base must be raised to produce a given number. For example, if the base is 10, then the logarithm of 1,000 (written log 1,000 or log10 1,000) is 3 because 103 = 1,000. See more at common logarithm natural logarithm.