d'A·​lem·​bert | \ ˈda-ləm-ˌber How to pronounce d'Alembert (audio) , ˌdä-läⁿ-ˈber \

Definition of d'Alembert

: a system of betting in which the player increases the stake by one unit each time a bet is lost and decreases the stake by one unit each time a bet is won

called also progressive system

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History and Etymology for d'Alembert

after Jean LeRond d'Alembert †1783 French mathematician

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“D'Alembert.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/d%27Alembert. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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