Terminology for exponentiation and logarithms

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I am attempting to write a page concerning exponentiation and logarithms for my website www.1728.com

Basically I'd like to know the precise terminology.
In the equation 2³ = 8
we can say that "2" is the base, "3" is the exponent but what exactly is the "8" called? I have seen it referred to (no doubt incorrectly) as the power??? I'm thinking the "8" could be called the answer, the result, or the product but there might be a better term.

In this equation,
log 2 (8) = 3

"2" is the base, "8" is the anti-logarithm and "3" is the logarithm.
(I'm guessing I have defined those correctly).

Any answers would be greatly appreciated and thank you.
 

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Two to the third power is eight. The product is 8.

Log base two of eight is three. Your terms are good.
 

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