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Why does a log-squared function grow slower than a simple linear function N?

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My algorithms textbook says that out of the functions below, N grows the fastest, followed by log^2 N, followed by, log N, and followed by the constant c which has the slowest rate of growth. Why does log log^2 N grow slower than the linear N? I don't really understand what log^2 N is...

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log^2 N is
(log N)*(log N)
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