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geometric progression Syllabification: ge·o·met·ric pro·gres·sion

Definition of geometric progression in English:


A progression of numbers with a constant ratio between each number and the one before (e.g., each subsequent number is increased by a factor of 3 in the progression 1, 3, 9, 27, 81).
Example sentences
  • Another way of obtaining this result is to differentiate both sides of the formula for the sum of a geometric progression.
  • One of the worlds growing technological innovation is telecommunications, with its number of punters growing at a geometric progression.
  • One knows what happens otherwise: a geometric progression of crime, which neither the courts and nor the prisons are able to cope with.

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