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logarithm

noun [C] uk   /ˈlɒɡ.ə.rɪ.ðəm/  us   /ˈlɑː.ɡə-/ (informal log)
the number that shows how many times a number, called the base, has to be multiplied by itself to produce another number. Adding or taking away logarithms can replace multiplying or dividing large numbers.
logarithmic
adjective uk   /ˌlɒɡ.ərˈɪð.mɪk/  us   /ˌlɑː.ɡəˈrɪð-/
logarithmically
adverb uk   /ˌlɒɡ.ərˈɪð.mɪ.kəl.i/  us   /ˌlɑː.ɡəˈrɪð-/
Translations of “logarithm”
in Vietnamese hàm số loga…
in Spanish logaritmo…
in Thai คณิตศาสตร์ลอการิทึม…
in Malaysian logaritma…
in French logarithme…
in German der Logarithmus…
in Chinese (Traditional) 對數…
in Indonesian logaritma…
in Chinese (Simplified) 对数…
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