## 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 nature of
**logarithms**is explained by reference to the motion of points in a straight line, and the principle upon which they are based is that of the correspondence of a geometrical and an arithmetical series of numbers. - 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."

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