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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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