log etymology

Dutch word log comes from English logarithm

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Detailed word origin of log

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
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.
chip log English (eng) (nautical) A simple device for measuring the speed of a vessel, consisting of a wooden board (drag) attached to a line on a reel.
log Dutch (nld) A chip log, instrument to measure a vessel's speed.

Words with the same origin as log

Descendants of logarithm
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