Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
A sequence, such as the numbers 1, 3, 9, 27, 81, in which each term is multiplied by the same factor in order to obtain the following term. Also called geometric sequence.
(Mathematics) a sequence of numbers, each of which differs from the succeeding one by a constant ratio, as 1, 2, 4, 8, …. Compare arithmetic progression
a sequence of terms in which the ratio between any two successive terms is the same, as the progression 1, 3, 9, 27, 81 or 144, 12, 1, 1/12, 1/144. Also called geometric series.
A sequence of numbers in which each number is multiplied by the same factor to obtain the next number in the sequence; a sequence in which the ratio of any two adjacent numbers is the same. An example is 5, 25, 125, 625, ... , where each number is multiplied by 5 to obtain the following number, and the ratio of any number to the next number is always 1 to 5. Compare arithmetic progression.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||geometric progression - (mathematics) a progression in which each term is multiplied by a constant in order to obtain the next term; "1-4-16-64-256- is the start of a geometric progression"|
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement