# logarithm

## Definitions

### General Science

- noun the power to which a base must be raised to equal a
__given__ number

### Economics

- noun the power by which a base number has to be raised to give a certain number

### Electronics

- The
__power__ to which a base, such as e or 10, must be raised, to produce a given number. For example, log_{e} y = n, where e is the base, y is the power, and n is the resulting number. A logarithm has two portions, the characteristic, which is an integer, and the mantissa, which is a decimal. Its abbreviation is log.

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