Definition of Briggs, Henry in English:

Briggs, Henry

proper noun

  • (1561–1630), English mathematician. He was renowned for his work on logarithms, in which he introduced the decimal base, made the thousands of calculations necessary for the tables, and popularized their use. Briggs also devised a standard method used for long division.

Pronunciation:

Briggs, Henry

/brɪɡz/