# logarithms

Noun

- plural form of
*logarithm*

- JOHN NAPIER (1550-1617), Scottish mathematician and inventor of
**logarithms**, was born at Merchiston near Edinburgh in 1550, and was the eighth Napier of Merchiston. - The table gives the
**logarithms**of sines for every minute to seven figures. - This work contains the first announcement of
**logarithms**to the world, the first table of**logarithms**and the first use of the name logarithm, which was invented by Napier. - He speaks of the canon of
**logarithms**as "a me longo tempore elaboratum." - 2 In this treatise (which was written before Napier had invented the name logarithm)
**logarithms**are called "artificial numbers."

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