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arithmetic progression

noun
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.


Origin:
1585–95

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arithmetic progression
 
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Compare geometric progression a sequence of numbers or quantities, each term of which differs from the succeeding term by a constant amount, such as 3,6,9,12

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arithmetic progression   (ār'ĭth-mět'ĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
A sequence of numbers such as 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 ..., in which each term after the first is formed by adding a constant (in this case, 2) to the preceding number. Compare geometric progression.
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