Arithmetical progression


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Related to Arithmetical progression: geometric progression, harmonic progression
See Progression.
a progression in which the terms increase or decrease by equal differences, as the numbers 2, 4, 6, 8, 1010, 8, 6, 4, 2

See also: Arithmetical, Progression

References in classic literature ?
He did not sleep the whole night, and his fury, growing in a sort of vast, arithmetical progression, reached its highest limits in the morning.
They will meet this result later when they learn about the sum of an arithmetical progression, as well as when they are introduced to mathematical induction.
The theory stated that whereas population grew in geometrical progression, food resources increased only in arithmetical progression. That meant it was necessary to control population growth.