Logarithm Definition
lôgərĭthəm, lŏgə
logarithms
noun
logarithms
The exponent expressing the power to which a fixed number (the base) must be raised in order to produce a given number (the antilogarithm): logarithms computed to the base 10 are often used for shortening mathematical calculations.
Webster's New World
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logarithm
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logarithmsOrigin of Logarithm

New Latin logarithmus Greek logos reason, proportion leg in IndoEuropean roots Greek arithmos number ar in IndoEuropean roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From New Latin logarithmus, term coined by Scot mathematician John Napier from Ancient Greek λόγος (logos, “word, reason") and ἀριθμός (arithmos, “number").
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