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English noun: log

1. log (substance) a segment of the trunk of a tree when stripped of branches

Broader (hypernym)wood

Narrower (hyponym)nurse log, saw log

2. log (communication) the exponent required to produce a given number


Broader (hypernym)exponent, index, power

Narrower (hyponym)common logarithm, Napierian logarithm, natural logarithm

3. log (communication) a written record of messages sent or received

SamplesThey kept a log of all transmission by the radio station.
An email log.

Broader (hypernym)written account, written record

4. log (communication) a written record of events on a voyage (of a ship or plane)

Broader (hypernym)written account, written record

Domain categoryaeroplane, airplane, plane, ship

5. log (artifact) 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

Broader (hypernym)measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system

Narrower (hyponym)harpoon log, patent log, screw log, taffrail log

Part holonymlog line

Part meronymship

English verb: log

1. log (communication) enter into a log, as on ships and planes

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)enter, put down, record

2. log (contact) cut lumber, as in woods and forests


Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)cut down, drop, fell, strike down

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