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triangular number

Syllabification: tri·an·gu·lar num·ber

Definition of triangular number in English:

noun

Any of the series of numbers (1, 3, 6, 10, 15, etc.) obtained by continued summation of the natural numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc.
Example sentences
  • This triangle has an elementary use in probability and combinatorics, and both the series of triangular numbers and the Fibonacci series can be derived from it.
  • The triangular numbers and the Fibonacci numbers can be found in Pascal's triangle.
  • Pythagoras studied properties of numbers which would be familiar to mathematicians today, such as even and odd numbers, triangular numbers, perfect numbers etc.

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