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geometric ratio
Word Origin
noun
,
Mathematics.
1.
the ratio of consecutive terms in a geometric progression.
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Also called
common ratio
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Origin of
geometric ratio
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1800-1810
1800-10
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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Surplus is accumulating in a
geometric ratio
—surplus piling on surplus.
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Word Value for
geometric
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