common ratio

noun

Definition of common ratio

: the ratio of each term of a geometric progression to the term preceding it

First Known Use of common ratio

circa 1771, in the meaning defined above

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“Common ratio.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/common%20ratio. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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