# common logarithm

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## common logarithm

n.
A logarithm to the base 10, especially as distinguished from a natural logarithm.

## common logarithm

n
(Mathematics) a logarithm to the base ten. Usually written log or log10. Compare natural logarithm
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## com′mon log′arithm

n.
a logarithm having 10 as the base. Compare natural logarithm.
[1890–95]

## common logarithm

A logarithm having 10 as its base. Compare natural logarithm.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 common logarithm - a logarithm to the base 10logarithm, log - the exponent required to produce a given number
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