logging

[ law-ging, log-ing ]
/ ˈlɔ gɪŋ, ˈlɒg ɪŋ /

noun

the process, work, or business of cutting down trees and transporting the logs to sawmills.
Nautical. a deduction from the pay of a sailor, made as a fine or forfeit and recorded in the logbook of the ship.

Origin of logging

An Americanism dating back to 1700–10; log1 + -ing1

Definition for logging (2 of 2)

Origin of log

1
1350–1400; Middle English logge, variant of lugge pole, limb of tree; compare obsolete logget pole; see lugsail, logbook
Related formslog·gish, adjectiveun·logged, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for logging (1 of 3)

logging

/ (ˈlɒɡɪŋ) /

noun

the work of felling, trimming, and transporting timber

British Dictionary definitions for logging (2 of 3)

log

1
/ (lɒɡ) /

noun

verb logs, logging or logged

Word Origin for log

C14: origin obscure

British Dictionary definitions for logging (3 of 3)

log

2
/ (lɒɡ) /

noun

short for logarithm
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Science definitions for logging

log

[ lôg ]

A logarithm.
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Idioms and Phrases with logging

log


In addition to the idiom beginning with log

  • log in

also see:

  • easy as pie (rolling off a log)
  • like a bump on a log
  • sleep like a log
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