# Definition of logarithmic in English:

## logarithmic

Pronunciation: /ˌlôɡəˈriT͟Hmik/ Pronunciation: /ˌläɡəˈriT͟Hmik/

1Relating 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.
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• 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

Pronunciation: /-mik(ə)lē/
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.

## Words that rhyme with logarithmic

eurhythmic, rhythmic

## For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: log·a·rith·mic

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