arithmetic progression

arithmetic progression
noun Date: 1594 a progression (as 3, 5, 7, 9) in which the difference between any term and its predecessor is constant

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  • arithmetic progression — (also arithmetic series) ► NOUN ▪ a sequence of numbers in which each differs from the preceding one by a constant quantity (e.g. 1, 2, 3, 4, etc.; 9, 7, 5, 3, etc.) …   English terms dictionary

  • Arithmetic progression — In mathematics, an arithmetic progression or arithmetic sequence is a sequence of numbers such that the difference of any two successive members of the sequence is a constant. For instance, the sequence 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13... is an arithmetic… …   Wikipedia

  • arithmetic progression — noun (mathematics) a progression in which a constant is added to each term in order to obtain the next term 1 4 7 10 13 is the start of an arithmetic progression • Topics: ↑mathematics, ↑math, ↑maths • Hypernyms: ↑progression, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • arithmetic progression — noun A sequence in which each term except the first is obtained from the previous by adding a constant value, known as the common difference of the arithmetic progression …   Wiktionary

  • arithmetic progression — arithmetic pro gression n a set of numbers in order of value in which a particular number is added to each to produce the next (as in 2, 4, 6, 8, ...) →↑geometric progression …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • arithmetic progression — a sequence in which each term is obtained by the addition of a constant number to the preceding term, as 1, 4, 7, 10, 13, and 6, 1, 4, 9, 14. Also called arithmetic series. [1585 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • arithmetic progression — (also arithmetic series) noun a sequence of numbers in which each differs from the preceding one by a constant quantity (e.g. 1, 2, 3, 4, etc.; 9, 7, 5, 3, etc.) …   English new terms dictionary

  • arithmetic progression — arith,metic pro gression noun singular a series of numbers in which the same number is added to each number to produce the next, for example 3, 6, 9, 12 ─ compare GEOMETRIC PROGRESSION …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • arithmetic progression — noun (C) a set of numbers in order of value in which a particular number is added to each to produce the next (as in 2, 4, 6, 8 ...) compare geometric progression …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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