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logarithmic scalea scale in which the values of a variable are expressed as logarithms. Such transformations of data are often employed to simplify the drawing of lines on a graph, where the variable values are spread over a wide range. See Fig. 213 . A good example of the use of log scales is seen in Fig. 182 where the LOG PHASE of a microbial GROWTH CURVE is illustrated. Compare LINEAR SCALE.
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