natural logarithm
noun Date: 1816 a logarithm with e as a base

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  • Natural 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

  • natural logarithm — Napierian logarithm, Napierian logarithms n. logarithm which has the irrational number e as its base (Mathematics) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • natural logarithm — n. a logarithm to the base e …   English World dictionary

  • Natural logarithm — Base e redirects here. For the numbering system which uses e as its base, see Non integer representation#Base e. Graph of the natural logarithm function. The function slowly grows to positive infinity as x increases and rapidly goes to negative… …   Wikipedia

  • natural logarithm — noun The logarithm in base e; either the function that given returns such that or the value of . The natural logarithm can be used to integrate 1/x. Syn: hyperbolic logarithm, ln, natural log See Also: common logarithm, logarithm …   Wiktionary

  • natural 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

  • Natural logarithm — Logarithm to the base e (approximately 2.7183). The New York Times Financial Glossary …   Financial and business terms

  • natural logarithm — Logarithm to the base e (approximately 2.7183). Bloomberg Financial Dictionary …   Financial and business terms

  • natural logarithm — Math. a logarithm having e as a base. Symbol: ln Also called Napierian logarithm. Cf. common logarithm. [1810 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • natural logarithm — nat′ural log′arithm n. math. a logarithm having e as a base Symbol: ln Also called Napierian logarithm Compare common logarithm …   From formal English to slang

  • natural logarithm — noun a logarithm to the base e • Syn: ↑Napierian logarithm • Hypernyms: ↑logarithm, ↑log …   Useful english dictionary

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