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Litotes is a figure of speech in which the speaker emphasizes the magnitude of a statement by denying its opposite. It is a form of understatement[?].


He was not unfamiliar with the works of Dickens.

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... the logarithm of x in the base b (meaning y is the power we have to raise b to, in order to get x), and we write logbx = y. For instance, log10100 = 2 (since 102=100) and ...