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continued proportion

noun, Mathematics.
an ordered set of numbers such that the ratio between any two successive terms is the same, as 1:3:9:27:81.
Origin of continued proportion
First recorded in 1790-1800 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • continued proportion, the series and the summation of the series.

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