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common difference

noun, Mathematics
the difference between any two consecutive terms in an arithmetic progression.
Origin of common difference
1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Another common difference is whether support for periodic geometry is provided.
  • In a linear relationship, there is a common difference between two consecutive data points.
  • Determine the common difference in an arithmetic sequence.
  • However, volume density is an important and common difference between controls and experimental groups in the studies.
  • The common difference observed was forearm pronation during these two tasks, as drinking from a cup also used elbow flexion.
  • Although a number of differences in selectivity were noted, only one common difference was outstanding.

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