# logarithmus

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**Logarithmus**

## Latin[edit]

### Noun[edit]

**logarithmus** m (*genitive* **logarithmī**); *second declension*

- (mathematics) logarithm
**1620**, John Napier,*Mirifici Logarithmorum Canonis Constructio*, Preface by Robert Napier, p. 3:- Habes igitur (Lector benevole) in hoc libellо, doctrinam constructionis
**Logarithmorum**(quos híc numeros artificiales appellat; hunc enim tractatum, ante inventam**Logarithmorum**vocem, apud se pro aliquot annos conscriptum habuerat) copiosissime explicatam; in qua eorum natura, symptomata, ас variae ad naturales eorum numeros habitudines perspicue demonstrantur.- You have therefore (kind Reader) in this pamphlet, the teaching of the construction
**of Logarithms**(which here he calls artificial numbers; indeed he had had in this treatise written by it for some years before the name**of Logarithms**was found) most copiously explained; in which are clearly shown the nature and characteristics of them, as well as the various conditions for their natural numbers.

- You have therefore (kind Reader) in this pamphlet, the teaching of the construction

- Habes igitur (Lector benevole) in hoc libellо, doctrinam constructionis