Sesquialteral ratio
Sesquialteral Ses`qui*al"ter*al, Sesquialterate Ses`qui*al"ter*ate, a. [L. sesquialter once and a half; sesqui- + alter other: cf. F. sesquialt['e]re.] Once and a half times as great as another; having the ratio of one and a half to one. [1913 Webster]

{Sesquialteral ratio} (Math.), the ratio of one and a half to one; thus, 9 and 6 are in a sesquialteral ratio. [1913 Webster]


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  • Sesquialteral — Ses qui*al ter*al, Sesquialterate Ses qui*al ter*ate, a. [L. sesquialter once and a half; sesqui + alter other: cf. F. sesquialt[ e]re.] Once and a half times as great as another; having the ratio of one and a half to one. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sesquialteral —   a. one and a half times as big; having ratio 3:2 …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • sesquialteral — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷rəl adjective Etymology: Latin sesquialter one and a half times as great (from sesqui + alter other of two, second) + English al more at alter : one and a half times as great as another : having the ratio of one and a half to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sesquialterate — Sesquialteral Ses qui*al ter*al, Sesquialterate Ses qui*al ter*ate, a. [L. sesquialter once and a half; sesqui + alter other: cf. F. sesquialt[ e]re.] Once and a half times as great as another; having the ratio of one and a half to one. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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