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## log·a·rithm

(lô′gə-rĭ*th*′əm, lŏg′ə-)

*n.*

*Mathematics*

The power to which a base, such as 10, must be raised to produce a given number. If

*n*the logarithm of^{x}= a,*a,*with*n*as the base, is*x;*symbolically, log*For example, 10*_{n}a = x.^{3}= 1,000; therefore, log_{10}1,000 = 3. The kinds most often used are the common logarithm (base 10), the natural logarithm (base*e*), and the binary logarithm (base 2).[New Latin logarithmus : Greek logos,

*reason, proportion*; see leg- in Indo-European roots + Greek arithmos,*number*; see ar- in Indo-European roots.]**log′a·rith′mic**(-rĭ

*th*′mĭk),

**log′a·rith′mi·cal**(-mĭ-kəl)

*adj.*

**log′a·rith′mi·cal·ly**

*adv.*

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## logarithmic

(ˌlɒɡəˈrɪðmɪk)*or*

## logarithmical

*adj*

**1.**(Mathematics) of, relating to, using, or containing logarithms of a number or variable

**2.**(Mathematics) consisting of, relating to, or using points or lines whose distances from a fixed point or line are proportional to the logarithms of numbers

**log**

**ˌlogaˈrithmically**

*adv*

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## log•a•rith•mic

(ˌlɔ gəˈrɪð mɪk, ˌlɒg ə-)## also **log`a•rith′mi•cal,**

*adj.*

**1.**pertaining to a logarithm or logarithms.

**2.**(of an equation) having a logarithm as one or more of its unknowns.

**3.**(of a function)

**a.**pertaining to the function

*y*= log x.

**b.**expressible by means of logarithms.

[1690–1700]

**log`a•rith′mi•cal•ly,**

*adv.*

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Adj. | 1. | logarithmic - of or relating to or using logarithms; "logarithmic function" |

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Translations

**logaritmisk**

## logarithmic

*adj*→ logarithmisch

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