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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.
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An area resident and former timber industry worker, Rick Bass, wrote in The New York Times that he'd seen a lot of logging trucks rolling out of the forest" "I'm sure some of those trucks must have been carrying logs from burned or dead trees, but I haven't seen any.
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There are stacked logs, logs with painted ends, cut logs, logs with Ireland's initials branded into them, bundled logs, logs in cabinets, and ethereal, track-lit logs.