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Definition 1: measuring instrument that consists of a float that trails from a ship by a knotted line in order to measure the ship's speed through the water - [noun denoting artifact]

(log is a kind of ...) instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something

(... is a kind of log ) a cylindrical log with a device that registers distance

(... is a kind of log ) a cigar-shaped log with rotary fins that measure the ship's speed

(log is a part of ...) a knotted cord that runs out from a reel to a piece of wood that is attached to it

(... is part of log) a vessel that carries passengers or freight

Definition 2: a written record of events on a voyage (of a ship or plane) - [noun denoting communication]

(log is a kind of ...) a written document preserving knowledge of facts or events

(log belongs to category ...) an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets

"the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane"

(log belongs to category ...) a vessel that carries passengers or freight

Definition 3: the exponent required to produce a given number - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for log in the sense of this definition

(log is a kind of ...) a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself

(... is a kind of log ) a logarithm to the base 10

(... is a kind of log ) a logarithm to the base e

Definition 4: a written record of messages sent or received - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where log or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they kept a log of all transmission by the radio station
  • an email log

(log is a kind of ...) a written document preserving knowledge of facts or events

Definition 5: a segment of the trunk of a tree when stripped of branches - [noun denoting substance]

(log is a kind of ...) the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees

(... is a kind of log ) a large decomposing tree trunk that has fallen, usually in a forest; the decaying wood provides moisture and nutrients for a variety of insects and plants

(... is a kind of log ) log large enough to be sawed into boards

Definition 6: enter into a log, as on ships and planes - [verb of communication]

(log is a kind of ...) make a record of; set down in permanent form

Definition 7: cut lumber, as in woods and forests - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for log in the sense of this definition

(log is a kind of ...) cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow

"strike down a tree" "Lightning struck down the hikers"

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