|proportion where the ratio of the means is different from that of either couplet; as, 3:6::8:16, 3 bearing the same proportion to 6 as 8 does to 16. But 3 is not to 6 as 6 to 8. It is thus opposed to continued or continual proportion; as, 3:6::12:24.|
See also: Discrete
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.