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logarithm

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noun
BrE BrE//ˈlɒɡərɪðəm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɔːɡərɪðəm//
 
, NAmE//ˈlɑːɡərɪðəm//
 
(informal log) (mathematics) Mathematical terminology
 
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any of a series of numbers set out in lists which make it possible to work out problems by adding and subtracting instead of multiplying and dividing Wordfinderalgebra, arithmetic, calculus, equation, geometry, logarithm, maths, numeracy, problem, trigonometry See related entries: Mathematical terminology Word Origin early 17th cent.: from modern Latin logarithmus, from Greek logos ‘reckoning, ratio’ + arithmos ‘number’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: logarithm