logarithm

[ law-guh-rith-uh m, -rith-, log-uh- ]SEE DEFINITION OF logarithm
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That was short for logarithm, you know, because I was such a log at arithmetic.

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

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

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.

As well might Lamartine sing his odes with the aid of the logarithm tables.

If the characteristic of a logarithm is negative, Oughtred indicates this fact by placing the - above the characteristic.

The logarithm of the number is then obtained by adding the previously calculated logarithms of the factors.

The integral part of a logarithm is called the index or characteristic, and the fractional part the mantissa.

Hence the figure after the PH indicates the logarithm of the number of times the solution is diluted.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, Modern Latin logarithmus, coined by Scottish mathematician John Napier (1550-1617), literally "ratio-number," from Greek logos "proportion, ratio, word" (see logos) + arithmos "number" (see arithmetic).

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