Logistic logarithms
Logistic Lo*gis"tic, Logistical Lo*gis"tic*al, a. [Gr. ? skilled in calculating, ? to calculate, fr. lo`gos word, number, reckoning: cf. F. logistique.] 1. Logical. [Obs.] --Berkeley. [1913 Webster]

2. (Math.) Sexagesimal, or made on the scale of 60; as, logistic, or sexagesimal, arithmetic. [1913 Webster]

3. Of or pertaining to logistics; as, logistic requirements; logistical problems; a logistical nightmare. [PJC]

{Logistic logarithms}, or {Proportional logarithms}, certain logarithmic numbers used to shorten the calculation of the fourth term of a proportion of which one of the terms is a given constant quantity, commonly one hour, while the other terms are expressed in minutes and seconds; -- not now used. [1913 Webster]


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  • Logistic — Lo*gis tic, Logistical Lo*gis tic*al, a. [Gr. ? skilled in calculating, ? to calculate, fr. lo gos word, number, reckoning: cf. F. logistique.] 1. Logical. [Obs.] Berkeley. [1913 Webster] 2. (Math.) Sexagesimal, or made on the scale of 60; as,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Proportional logarithms — Logistic Lo*gis tic, Logistical Lo*gis tic*al, a. [Gr. ? skilled in calculating, ? to calculate, fr. lo gos word, number, reckoning: cf. F. logistique.] 1. Logical. [Obs.] Berkeley. [1913 Webster] 2. (Math.) Sexagesimal, or made on the scale of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Binary logarithms — Logarithm Log a*rithm (l[o^]g [.a]*r[i^][th] m), n. [Gr. lo gos word, account, proportion + ariqmo s number: cf. F. logarithme.] (Math.) One of a class of auxiliary numbers, devised by John Napier, of Merchiston, Scotland (1550 1617), to abridge… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brigg's logarithms — Logarithm Log a*rithm (l[o^]g [.a]*r[i^][th] m), n. [Gr. lo gos word, account, proportion + ariqmo s number: cf. F. logarithme.] (Math.) One of a class of auxiliary numbers, devised by John Napier, of Merchiston, Scotland (1550 1617), to abridge… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Common logarithms — Logarithm Log a*rithm (l[o^]g [.a]*r[i^][th] m), n. [Gr. lo gos word, account, proportion + ariqmo s number: cf. F. logarithme.] (Math.) One of a class of auxiliary numbers, devised by John Napier, of Merchiston, Scotland (1550 1617), to abridge… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gauss's logarithms — Logarithm Log a*rithm (l[o^]g [.a]*r[i^][th] m), n. [Gr. lo gos word, account, proportion + ariqmo s number: cf. F. logarithme.] (Math.) One of a class of auxiliary numbers, devised by John Napier, of Merchiston, Scotland (1550 1617), to abridge… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Proportional logarithms — Logarithm Log a*rithm (l[o^]g [.a]*r[i^][th] m), n. [Gr. lo gos word, account, proportion + ariqmo s number: cf. F. logarithme.] (Math.) One of a class of auxiliary numbers, devised by John Napier, of Merchiston, Scotland (1550 1617), to abridge… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Proportional logarithms — Proportional Pro*por tion*al, a. [L. proportionalis: cf. F. proportionnel.] 1. Having a due proportion, or comparative relation; being in suitable proportion or degree; as, the parts of an edifice are proportional. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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