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logarithmic

Syllabification: log·a·rith·mic
Pronunciation: /ˌlôɡəˈriT͟Hmik, ˌläɡə-
 
 
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Definition of logarithmic in English:

adjective

1Of, relating to, or expressed in terms of logarithms.
Example sentences
  • During the early logarithmic phase of increase in log-likelihood, the genetic algorithm method of determining branch lengths seems to work quite well.
  • Gap fraction is computed by logarithmic averaging of the transmittances of subgroups of the data.
  • The recent calculations reviewed in the article go beyond the valence approximation and attempt to improve the approach to continuum by a logarithmic factor relative to previous simulations.
1.1(Of a scale) constructed so that successive points along an axis, or graduations that are an equal distance apart, represent values that are in an equal ratio.
Example sentences
  • Equal intervals on a logarithmic scale correspond to equal proportions on an arithmetic scale.
  • Heterogeneity in the risk difference and the odds ratio on a logarithmic scale was not significant in the 10 trials that provided data on mortality.
  • Under the assumptions that genes act multiplicatively (i.e., there is no epistasis on a logarithmic scale), the log of this ratio should decline linearly over time.
1.2(Of a curve) forming a straight line when plotted on a logarithmic scale; exponential.
Example sentences
  • Craig published several more papers on the logarithmic curve, the curve of quickest descent and quadrature of figures.
  • Cotes was particularly pleased with his rectification of the logarithmic curve as he makes clear in a letter to his friend William Jones in 1712.
  • An accretional growth system that builds the special logarithmic curve of the coiled conch requires a suite of parameters, which are maintained in a very narrow zone of tolerance.

Derivatives

logarithmically

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Pronunciation: /-mik(ə)lē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • Nasal lavage and PBMC cytokine and the derived cytokine ratios were logarithmically transformed before analysis.
  • The response variable was logarithmically transformed.
  • We performed each analysis on the logarithmically transformed dependent variables.

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