logarithmic scale

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Noun1.logarithmic scale - scale on which actual distances from the origin are proportional to the logarithms of the corresponding scale numbers
graduated table, ordered series, scale, scale of measurement - an ordered reference standard; "judging on a scale of 1 to 10"
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Earthquakes are measured by the BGS using more than 100 seismograph stations across the UK, using the Richter scale from 0-10 - it's a logarithmic scale so going up a whole number means a quake has 31.
Deciphering a return signal from an alien planet could be problematic since it's unclear what language extraterrestrials use to communicate, but because the distribution of words across all languages follows the same logarithmic scale, researchers said humans potentially could determine what aliens are trying to say by following the scale.
The efficiency fitting for the Marinelli beaker geometry was performed at the logarithmic scale in Figure 3 a.
Because sound is measured on a logarithmic scale, when two sources of sound, each measuring 70 dBA, are added together, the resulting sound level is not 140 dBA but 73 dBA.
The graph below is shown on logarithmic scale with the vertical (y) axis having a maximum value of 200 and a minimum of 100.
The logarithmic scale reaches from 0 to 7 and each level indicates a tenfold more severe incident than at the previous level.
The graph from the material supplier was presented with the elastic modulus plotted on a logarithmic scale.
In addition, it is a requirement that there is extended dynamic logarithmic scale with a minimum of 7 decades in order to prevent adjustment of the voltage / Gain.
Sound levels are measured in decibels (dB), a logarithmic scale which accounts for sounds greater than 1,000 oscillations per second, or 1,000Hz--the limit of human hearing.
In the first edition of the Trends book, the logarithmic scale was still used but a separate version of the trends with Cartesian coordinates was also provided.