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- adj. Of, or relating to logarithms.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to logarithms; consisting of logarithms.
- adj. Using logarithms.
- adj. Having a logarithm in one or more of the unknowns; -- of an equation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to logarithms; consisting of logarithms.
- Pertaining to the logarithmic curve.
- n. A logarithmic curve.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to or using logarithms
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When numbers get closer as they get larger, the scale is called logarithmic.
"As you can see, the number 1 predominates at every step of the progression, as it does in logarithmic sequences."
Jakob Bernouli, a mathematician from a great family of brilliant people, called the logarithmic spiral spira mirabilis, or "the Miraculous Spiral," so called because the size increases but its shape is unaltered with each successive curve.
The Richter Scale is logarithmic, that is an increase of 1 magnitude unit represents a factor of ten times in amplitude.
Rasool and Schneider argued that an 8-fold increase in CO2 would only increase global temperature by 2°C, because the temperature response to increasing CO2 is logarithmic, that is, each successive increment of CO2 has less effect than the one that preceded it, so the temperature response curve becomes progressively flatter.
The magnitude scale for earthquakes is logarithmic, meaning a magnitude 3 earthquake would produce waves with amplitudes 10 times greater than a magnitude 2 and 100 times greater than a magnitude 1.
The response curve for temperature levels off (a 'logarithmic' curve) as CO2 rises.
The pH scale is logarithmic, meaning that there are 10 times more hydrogen ions in a pH 5 liquid than one at pH 6, and 100 times more than pH 7.
With regard to "logarithmic" arguments for GHG absorption, many of the popular talking points concerning how the greenhouse effect works is quite Earth-centric and may not apply in the same way to different atmospheric regimes.
In many applications, though, the number of scales is a "logarithmic" quantity and thus of lower order interest when compared against the