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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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