log

log
log1 [lôg, läg]
n.
[ME logge, prob. < or akin to ON lāg (Dan laag), felled tree < base of liggia, to lie, akin to OE licgan, to LIE1]
1. a section of the trunk or of a large branch of a felled tree, either in its natural state or cut up for use in building, as firewood, etc.
2. [because orig. a quadrant of WOOD1] any of various devices for measuring the speed of a ship
3. a daily record of a ship's speed, progress, etc., and of the events in its voyage; logbook
4.
a) a similar record of an aircraft's flight
b) a record of a pilot's flying time, experience, etc.
5. any record of progress or occurrences, as on a journey, in an experiment, etc.
adj.
made of a log or logs
vt.
logged, logging
1. to saw (trees) into logs
2. to cut down the trees of (a region) for use as lumber or logs
3. to enter or record in a log
4. to sail or fly (a specified distance)
5. to be credited with a record of (certain accomplishments)
vi.
☆ to cut down trees and transport the logs to a sawmill
——————
log on or log off
to enter the necessary information to begin (or end) a session on a computer terminal
log2 [lôg, läg]
n.
short for LOGARITHM

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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