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

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.
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Noun1.common logarithm - a logarithm to the base 10
logarithm, log - the exponent required to produce a given number
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