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From New Latin log naturalis, coined in 1668 by Nicholas Mercator in his book Logarithmo-technica.

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natural logarithm (plural natural logarithms)

  1. (mathematics) The logarithm in base e; either the function that given   returns   such that   or the value of  .
    The natural logarithm can be used to integrate 1/x.

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