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arithmetic progression

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • 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.

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  • n. A sequence in which each term except the first is obtained from the previous by adding a constant value, known as the common difference of the arithmetic progression.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (mathematics) a progression in which a constant is added to each term in order to obtain the next term

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