Napierian logarithm
noun Etymology: John Napier Date: 1816 natural logarithm

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  • Napierian logarithm — 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

  • Napierian logarithm — [nə pir′ē ən] n. [after NAPIER John] NATURAL LOGARITHM …   English World dictionary

  • Napierian logarithm — The term Napierian logarithm, or Naperian logarithm, is often used to mean the natural logarithm. However, as first defined by John Napier, it is a function given by (in terms of the modern logarithm): A plot of the Napierian logarithm for inputs …   Wikipedia

  • Napierian logarithm — natūrinis logaritmas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. Napierian logarithm; natural logarithm vok. natürlicher Logarithmus, m; Neperscher Logarithmus, m rus. натуральный логарифм, m pranc. logarithme naturel, m; logarithme népérien, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • Napierian logarithm — Math. See natural logarithm. [1810 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • Napierian logarithm — [neɪ pɪərɪən] noun another term for natural logarithm. Origin C19: named after the Scottish mathematician John Napier (1550–1617) …   English new terms dictionary

  • Napierian logarithm — Na•pier′i•an log′arithm [[t]nəˈpɪər i ən[/t]] n. math. natural logarithm …   From formal English to slang

  • Napierian logarithm — /nəˌpɪəriən ˈlɒgərɪðəm/ (say nuh.pearreeuhn loguhridhuhm) noun → natural logarithm. {named after John Napier1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Napierian logarithm — n. see LOGARITHM. Etymology: J. Napier, Sc. mathematician d. 1617 …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

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