logarithmic logarithmic  /ˌlɑ ɡə ˈrɪð mɪk/


  • (adj) of or relating to or using logarithms


  1. Because the scale is logarithmic, each higher number represents a tenfold increase in the magnitude of the tremors, and a 30-fold increase in the energy released.
  2. As a young artillery officer, Westmoreland worked out a new logarithmic fire-direction and control chart that is still in use.
  3. But New Jersey has logged a logarithmic increase: 1,014 cases, as against 437 in all of 1960.



  • "It appears that we, as humans, can access two different methods of numerical mapping," says Dehaene. "The logarithmic, ratio-based method is the most intuitive; we inherit it from our primate evolution and we still access it in the absence...
    on May 29, 2008 By: Stanislas Dehaene Source: Science Daily (press release)

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