common logarithm

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common logarithm

[¦käm·ən ′läg·ə‚rith·əm]
(mathematics)
The exponent in the representation of a number as a power of 10. Also known as Briggsian logarithm; Briggs' logarithm.
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That is far too long for a boy of 13 to be away from his logarithm tables and poetry studies.
Anyone who is of my generation, and I believe the lady with the Italian first name qualifies for this, will have marvelled at Mr Napier's logarithm tables.
The electronic calculator was a big improvement on logarithm tables when I was at school and yet there were adults against that.