They were suggested by the celebrated German mathematician Karl Friedrich Gauss and are of great
service in many astronomical computations. Hyperbolic, or Napierian, logarithms, those logarithms
(devised by John Speidell, 1619) of which the base is 2.7182818; so called from Napier, the inventor
of logarithms. Logistic or Proportionallogarithms., See under Logistic.
(Log`a*rith*met"ic Log"a*rith*met"ic*al) a. See Logarithmic.
(Log`a*rith*met"ic*al*ly), adv. Logarithmically.
Logarithmic curve (Math.), a curve which, referred to a system of rectangular coördinate axes, is such
that the ordinate of any point will be the logarithm of its abscissa. Logarithmic spiral, a spiral curve
such that radii drawn from its pole or eye at equal angles with each other are in continual proportion.
(Log`a*rith"mic Log`a*rith"mic*al) a. [Cf. F. logarithmique.] Of or pertaining to logarithms; consisting
(Log`a*rith"mic*al*ly), adv. By the use of logarithms.
(Log"-chip`) n. (Naut.) A thin, flat piece of board in the form of a quadrant of a circle attached
to the log line; called also log-ship. See 2d Log, n., 2.
(Log"cock`) n. The pileated woodpecker.
(Loge) n. [F. See Lodge.] A lodge; a habitation. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Log"gan) n. See Logan.
(Log"gat) n. [Also written logget.]
1. A small log or piece of wood. [Obs.] B. Jonson.
2. pl. An old game in England, played by throwing pieces of wood at a stake set in the ground. [Obs.]
(Logge) n. & v. See Lodge. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Logged) a. Made slow and heavy in movement; water-logged. Beaconsfield.
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