arithmetic progression


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arithmetic progression

n.
A sequence, such as the positive odd integers 1, 3, 5, 7, ... , in which each term after the first is formed by adding a constant to the preceding term.

arithmetic progression

n
(Mathematics) 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. Compare geometric progression

arithmet′ic progres′sion


n.
a sequence in which each term is obtained by the addition of a constant number to the preceding term, as 1, 4, 7, 10, and 6, 1, −4, −9. Also called ar′ithmet′ic se′ries.

ar·ith·met·ic progression

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

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.
See also related terms for sequence.
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Noun1.arithmetic progression - (mathematics) a progression in which a constant is added to each term in order to obtain the next termarithmetic progression - (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"
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
patterned advance, progression - a series with a definite pattern of advance
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