# CHILIAD

, an assemblage of several things ranged
by thousands. It was particularly applied to tables of
logarithms, because they were at first divided into thousands.
Thus, in the year 1624, Mr. Briggs published
a table of logarithms for 20 chiliads of absolute numbers;
afterward, he published 10 chiliads more; and
lastly, one more; making in all 31 chiliads.

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Entry taken from A Mathematical and Philosophical Dictionary, by Charles Hutton, 1796.

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