Logarithm vs Antilogarithm - What's the difference?

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In context|mathematics|lang=en terms the difference between logarithm and antilogarithm

is that logarithm is (mathematics) for a number x, the power to which a given base number must be raised in order to obtain x written \log_b x for example, \log_{10} 1000 = 3 because 10^3 = 1000 and \log_2 16 = 4 because 2^4 = 16 while antilogarithm is (mathematics) the number of which a given number is the logarithm (to a given base).

As nouns the difference between logarithm and antilogarithm

is that logarithm is (mathematics) for a number x, the power to which a given base number must be raised in order to obtain x written \log_b x for example, \log_{10} 1000 = 3 because 10^3 = 1000 and \log_2 16 = 4 because 2^4 = 16 while antilogarithm is (mathematics) the number of which a given number is the logarithm (to a given base).

logarithm

Noun

(en noun)
  • (mathematics) For a number x, the power to which a given base number must be raised in order to obtain x. Written \log_b x. For example, \log_{10} 1000 = 3 because 10^3 = 1000 and \log_2 16 = 4 because 2^4 = 16.
  • For a currency which uses denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000, etc., each jump in the base-10 logarithm from one denomination to the next higher is either 0.3010 or 0.3979.

    Synonyms

    * log

    Derived terms

    * common logarithm, common log * natural logarithm, natural log * logarithmancy

    Anagrams

    * algorithm

    See also

    * ln

    antilogarithm

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia antilogarithm) (en noun)
  • (mathematics) The number of which a given number is the logarithm (to a given base).
  • If ''x'' is the logarithm of ''y'', then ''y'' is the antilogarithm of ''x''.

    Synonyms

    * (power) antilog