Duplicate proportion
duplicate du"pli*cate, a. [L. duplicatus, p. p. of duplicare to double, fr. duplex double, twofold. See {Duplex}.] Double; twofold. [1913 Webster]

{Duplicate proportion} or {Duplicate ratio} (Math.), the proportion or ratio of squares. Thus, in geometrical proportion, the first term to the third is said to be in a duplicate ratio of the first to the second, or as its square is to the square of the second. Thus, in 2, 4, 8, 16, the ratio of 2 to 8 is a duplicate of that of 2 to 4, or as the square of 2 is to the square of 4. [1913 Webster]


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  • duplicate — du pli*cate, a. [L. duplicatus, p. p. of duplicare to double, fr. duplex double, twofold. See {Duplex}.] Double; twofold. [1913 Webster] {Duplicate proportion} or {Duplicate ratio} (Math.), the proportion or ratio of squares. Thus, in geometrical …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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