# meaning of logarithm

1. One of a class of auxiliary numbers, devised by John Napier, of Merchiston, Scotland (1550-1617), to abridge arithmetical calculations, by the use of addition and subtraction in place of multiplication and division.

2. the exponent required to produce a given number

# Related Words

logarithm | logarithmetic | logarithmetical | logarithmetically | logarithmic | logarithmic scale | logarithmical | logarithmically |

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