natural logarithm

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From New Latin logarithmus nātūrālis, coined in 1668 by Nicholas Mercator in his book Logarithmo-technica.

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natural logarithm (plural natural logarithms)

  1. (mathematics) The logarithm in base e: either the function that given x returns y such that ey = x, or the value of y given by the function.
    The natural logarithm can be used to integrate 1x.

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