# logarithmic

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

- pertaining to a logarithm or logarithms.
- (of an equation) having a logarithm as one or more of its unknowns.
- (of a function)
- pertaining to the function y = logx.
- expressible by means of logarithms.

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Also log·a·rith·mi·cal.

## Origin of logarithmic

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## Related Words for logarithmic

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 logarithmic

### Historical Examples of logarithmic

The common snail-shell is constructed according to logarithmic laws.

Insect AdventuresJ. Henri Fabre

By this characteristic we recognize the ‘logarithmic spiral.’

The Life of the SpiderJ. Henri Fabre

Should logarithmic tables be withheld from him until the theoretical foundation is laid in the mind of the pupil?

William OughtredFlorian Cajori

Sixty seconds later the Brainchild began her long, logarithmic drop toward the surface of Eisberg.

Unwise ChildGordon Randall Garrett

Such tables can scarcely be said to come under the head of logarithmic tables.

## logarithmic

### logarithmical

- of, relating to, using, or containing logarithms of a number or variable
- consisting of, relating to, or using points or lines whose distances from a fixed point or line are proportional to the logarithms of numbers

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Abbreviation: log

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## Word Origin and History for logarithmic

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