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# logarithmic

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

, Mathematics.
1. pertaining to a logarithm or logarithms.
2. (of an equation) having a logarithm as one or more of its unknowns.
3. (of a function)
1. pertaining to the function y = log x.
2. expressible by means of logarithms.

logarithmic

/ ˌlɒɡəˈrɪðmɪk /

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

## Word History and Origins

Origin of logarithmic1

First recorded in 1690–1700; logarithm + -ic

## Example Sentences

“If you get sick, the amount of waste you create is exponentially larger—I mean, it’s logarithmic in terms of single-use products,” he explains.

Even when a higher price means better sound, the performance-to-price correlation is often a logarithmic curve, rather than linear.

The amplitudes for power spectra are usually plotted in logarithmic coordinates because of the wide range in their values.

This scale is logarithmic, so there is a 10-fold difference in strength between each number.

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

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

Corresponding to any simple root of the denominator there is a logarithmic term in the integral.

To have done with this part of our subject, here is another property of the logarithmic spiral.

Unrelated to the appendix-lacking, corkscrew-twirling Worm, she is nevertheless familiar with the logarithmic spiral.