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 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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  • sesquialterate — adjective A ratio of one and a half to one. Found in mathematical texts, but rarely used by modern writers. People ignorant of geometry did not know the sesquialterate ratio of the sphere, cylinder, and cone, and therefor no man could know it …   Wiktionary

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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 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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