James Howell's Lexicon Tetraglotton (1660) frontispiece,
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Logarithmication, is the working of an Analogy by Logarithms, without having regard to the old laborious way of the naturall Sines, and Tangents; we say likewise Logarithmicall and Logarithmically, for Logarithmeticall and Logarithmetically; for by the syncopising of et; the pronunciation of those words is made to the eare more pleasant: a priviledge warranted by all the dialects of the Greek, and other the most refined Languages in the world.
Thomas Urquhart, The Trissotetras (1645)

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