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log

1. 
a. a detailed record of a voyage of a ship or aircraft
b. a record of the hours flown by pilots and aircrews
c. a book in which these records are made; logbook
2. 
a. a device consisting of a float with an attached line, formerly used to measure the speed of a ship
b. heave the log to determine a ship's speed with such a device

Log

 

an urban-type settlement in Ilovlia Raion, Volgograd Oblast, RSFSR; a railroad station on the Volgograd-Povorino line. Log is the site of a fruit-canning plant.


Log

 

broadside (Russian, lag). (1) Log, a nautical apparatus for measuring the rate of motion of a ship and the distance traveled.

(2) Broadside, the position of a ship with the side toward the wind, waves, mooring (lines), and so on. For example, Russian stat’ lagom k volne means “to haul broadside onto the waves”; oshvartovat’sia lagom means “to moor a ship alongside another vessel.”

log

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(communications)
A written record of radio and television station operating data, required by law.
(computer science)
A record of computer operating runs, including tapes used, control settings, halts, and other pertinent data.
(engineering)
The record of, or the act or process of recording, events or the type and characteristics of the rock penetrated in drilling a borehole as evidenced by the cuttings, core recovered, or information obtained from electronic devices.
(materials)
Unshaped timber either rough or squared.
(navigation)
An instrument for measuring the speed or distance or both traveled by a vessel.
A written record of the movements of a craft, with regard to courses, speeds, positions, and other information of interest to navigators, and of important happenings aboard the craft.
A written record of specific related information, such as that concerning performance of an instrument.

log

(1) See log in.

(2) A record of computer activity used for statistical purposes as well as backup and recovery. Log files are written by the operating system or other control program for such purposes as recording incoming dialogs, error and status messages and certain transaction details. Start and stop times of routine jobs may also be recorded.

Any program might generate a log file. An application may generate a log that the user can refer to if necessary or that may be helpful in the event of a failure. For example, an FTP program may generate a log file showing the date, time and source and destination paths for each file transferred. See data logging.
References in classic literature ?
You’ve driven me to burn these logs, under which I’ve eaten and drunk—the first of Heaven’s gifts, and the other of the pure springs—for the half of a hundred years; and to mourn the ashes under my feet, as a man would weep and mourn for the children of his body.
Hundreds of dressed deodar logs had caught on a snag of rock, and the river was bringing down more logs every minute to complete the blockade.
They tried to make their way forward to the opposite bank and, though there was a ford one third of a mile away, were proud that they were swimming and drowning in this river under the eyes of the man who sat on the log and was not even looking at what they were doing.
As for the legs, they were four straight limbs cut from trees and stuck fast into the body, being spread wide apart so that the saw-horse would stand firmly when a log was laid across it to be sawed.
Here we spent many hours each day, catching fish and playing on the logs, and here, one day, we learned our first lessons in navigation.
Daylight sent word out over the trails and passes for the newcomers to bring down log-rafts, and, as a result, the summer of 1897 saw his sawmills working day and night, on three shifts, and still he had logs left over with which to build cabins.
Perhaps, in Jerry's brain, the rising into the foreground of consciousness of an image of a log awash connoted more intimate and fuller comprehension of the thing being thought about, than did the word "crocodile," and its accompanying image, in the foreground of a human's consciousness.
It was made of two white pine logs dug out and pinned together, and was cut off square at the ends.
Just a common block of firewood, one of those thick, solid logs that are put on the fire in winter to make cold rooms cozy and warm.
Seen from beneath, there were visible a breast-work of logs and stones, intermingled in such a manner as to save all unnecessary labour, a few low roofs made of bark and boughs of trees, an occasional barrier, constructed like the defences on the summit, and placed on such points of the acclivity as were easier of approach than the general face of the eminence; and a little dwelling of cloth, perched on the apex of a small pyramid, that shot up on one angle of the rock, the white covering of which glimmered from a distance like a spot of snow, or, to make the simile more suitable to the rest of the subject, like a spotless and carefully guarded standard, which was to be protected by the dearest blood of those who defended the citadel beneath.
She shows me all her things, and I don't think she'll mind if I look at this", thought Beth, with a glance at her sister, who lay on the rug, with the tongs beside her, ready to wake up the minute the log fell apart.
As the canoe containing the men was paddled along, there floated down beside it what seemed to be a big, rough log.