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log

noun [C] uk   /lɒɡ/ us    /lɑːɡ/

log noun [C] (WOOD)

C1 a thick piece of tree trunk or branch, especially one cut for burning on a fire
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log noun [C] (RECORD)

a full written record of a journey, a period of time, or an event: the ship's log

log noun [C] (NUMBER)

informal for logarithm

log

verb uk   /lɒɡ/ us    /lɑːɡ/ (-gg-)

log verb (CUT WOOD)

[I or T] to cut down trees so that you can use their wood: The forest has been so heavily logged that it is in danger of disappearing.

log verb (RECORD)

[T] to officially record something: The Better Business Bureau has logged more than 90 complaints. [T] ( UK also log up) to travel and record a particular distance
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