logarithm etymology

English word logarithm comes from Ancient Greek λόγῳ, Ancient Greek ἀριθμός

Detailed word origin of logarithm

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
λόγῳ Ancient Greek (grc)
ἀριθμός Ancient Greek (grc)
logarithmus New Latin (la-new)
logarithm English (eng) (mathematics) For a number x, the power to which a given base number must be raised in order to obtain x. Written \log_b x. For example, \log_{10} 1000 = 3 because 10^3 = 1000 and \log_2 16 = 4 because 2^4 = 16.

Words with the same origin as logarithm

Descendants of ἀριθμός
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