Sesquiplicate Ses*quip"li*cate, a. [Sesqui- + plicate.] (Math.) Subduplicate of the triplicate; -- a term applied to ratios; thus, a and a' are in the sesquiplicate ratio of b and b', when a is to a' as the square root of the cube of b is to the square root of the cube of b', or a:a'::[root]b^{3}:[root]b'^{3}. [1913 Webster]

The periodic times of the planets are in the sesquiplicate ratio of their mean distances. --Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster]

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  • sesquiplicate — adjective Magnified by one and one half; in a ratio of three to two. See Also: sesquiplicate proportion, sesquiplicate ratio …   Wiktionary

  • sesquiplicate — sesquipˈlicate adjective (L sēsquiplex, plicis; mathematics) Of, or as, the square roots of the cubes • • • Main Entry: ↑sesqui …   Useful english dictionary

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