logarithm
log·a·rithmOrigin of logarithm
Modern Latin logarithmus from Classical Greek logos, a word, proportion, ratio (see logic) + arithmos, number (see arithmetic)
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logarithm
noun
MathematicsOrigin of logarithm
New Latin logarithmus Greek logos reason, proportion ; see leg- in Indo-European roots.Greek arithmos number ; see ar- in Indo-European roots.Related Forms:
- log′a·rith′mic log′a·rith′mi·cal
adjective
- log′a·rith′mi·cal·ly
adverb
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logarithm
(plural logarithms)
- (mathematics) For a number , the power to which a given base number must be raised in order to obtain . Written . For example, because and because .
- For a currency which uses denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000, etc., each jump in the base-10 logarithm from one denomination to the next higher is either 0.3010 or 0.3979.
From New Latin logarithmus, term coined by Scot mathematician John Napier from Ancient Greek Î»ÏŒÎ³Î¿Ï‚ (logos, “word, reason") and á¼€ÏÎ¹Î¸Î¼ÏŒÏ‚ (arithmos, “number").
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logarithm - Computer Definition
See log.
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