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# logarithm

adjective as in **numeric**

adjective as in **numerical**

## Example Sentences

In 1614 John Napier had invented logarithms, showing how multiplication could be accomplished by addition.

FiveThirtyEight’s urbanization index is calculated as the natural logarithm of the average number of people living within a five-mile radius of a given resident.

This quantity is defined as the logarithm of a matrix — an array of numbers.

The new formula relies on the mathematical concept known as logarithms.

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.

What is the probability that the fifth decimal of a logarithm taken at random from a table is a '9'?

We can calculate our logarithm without recourse to the table, but we do not wish to give ourselves the trouble.

In July, while at work on logarithm tables, he was overtaken by a sudden fainting fit, evidently of an epileptic nature.

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From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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