Continued proportion
Continued Con*tin"ued, p. p. & a. Having extension of time, space, order of events, exertion of energy, etc.; extended; protracted; uninterrupted; also, resumed after interruption; extending through a succession of issues, session, etc.; as, a continued story. ``Continued woe.'' --Jenyns. ``Continued succession.'' --Locke. [1913 Webster]

{Continued bass} (Mus.), a bass continued through an entire piece of music, while the other parts of the harmony are indicated by figures beneath the bass; the same as thorough bass or figured bass; basso continuo. [It.]

{Continued fever} (Med.), a fever which presents no interruption in its course.

{Continued fraction} (Math.), a fraction whose numerator is 1, and whose denominator is a whole number plus a fraction whose numerator is 1 and whose denominator is a whole number, plus a fraction, and so on.

{Continued proportion} (Math.), a proportion composed of two or more equal ratios, in which the consequent of each preceding ratio is the same with the antecedent of the following one; as, 4 : 8 : 8 : 16 :: 16 : 32. [1913 Webster]


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  • Continued proportion — Proportion Pro*por tion, n. [F., fr. L. proportio; pro before + portio part or share. See {Portion}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The relation or adaptation of one portion to another, or to the whole, as respect magnitude, quantity, or degree; comparative… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • continued proportion — n. GEOMETRIC PROGRESSION …   English World dictionary

  • continued proportion — noun mathematics : a proportion in which the consequent of each ratio is the antecedent of the next (as 4:8.8:16.16:32) * * * Math. an ordered set of numbers such that the ratio between any two successive terms is the same, as 1:3:9:27:81. [1790… …   Useful english dictionary

  • continued proportion — Math. an ordered set of numbers such that the ratio between any two successive terms is the same, as 1:3:9:27:81. [1790 1800] * * * …   Universalium

  • Proportion — Pro*por tion, n. [F., fr. L. proportio; pro before + portio part or share. See {Portion}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The relation or adaptation of one portion to another, or to the whole, as respect magnitude, quantity, or degree; comparative relation;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Continued — Con*tin ued, p. p. & a. Having extension of time, space, order of events, exertion of energy, etc.; extended; protracted; uninterrupted; also, resumed after interruption; extending through a succession of issues, session, etc.; as, a continued… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Continued bass — Continued Con*tin ued, p. p. & a. Having extension of time, space, order of events, exertion of energy, etc.; extended; protracted; uninterrupted; also, resumed after interruption; extending through a succession of issues, session, etc.; as, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Continued fever — Continued Con*tin ued, p. p. & a. Having extension of time, space, order of events, exertion of energy, etc.; extended; protracted; uninterrupted; also, resumed after interruption; extending through a succession of issues, session, etc.; as, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Continued fraction — Continued Con*tin ued, p. p. & a. Having extension of time, space, order of events, exertion of energy, etc.; extended; protracted; uninterrupted; also, resumed after interruption; extending through a succession of issues, session, etc.; as, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proportion — Synonyms and related words: accommodate, accord, acreage, adapt, addition, adjust, adjust to, agreement, allegory, allotment, allowance, amount, amplitude, analogousness, analogy, approximation, area, arithmetical proportion, arrangement, array,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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