geometric progression

noun

Definition of geometric progression 

: a sequence (such as 1, ¹/₂, ¹/₄) in which the ratio of a term to its predecessor is always the same

called also geometrical progression, geometric sequence

First Known Use of geometric progression

circa 1856, in the meaning defined above

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