Ultimate ratio


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Related to Ultimate ratio: Ultima ratio
(Math.) the limiting value of a ratio, or that toward which a series tends, and which it does not pass.

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Moreover, it is the theory of gravitational forces, and of their actions, which Newton required for the derivation of planetary orbits using his dynamical geometry (in which figures move, shrink, approach limits, etc.) and the method of ultimate ratios which he employed throughout the Principia.
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