mean proportional

noun

: geometric mean
especially : the square root (such as x) of the product of two numbers (such as a and b) when expressed as the means of a proportion (such as a/x = x/b)

Word History

First Known Use

1571, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mean proportional was in 1571

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“Mean proportional.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mean%20proportional. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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