# arithmetic progression

### noun

a sequence in which each term is obtained by the addition of a constant number to the preceding term, as 1, 4, 7, 10, 13, and 6, 1, −4, −9, −14.

## Origin of arithmetic progression

First recorded in 1585–95

Also called arithmetic series.

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## arithmetic progression

### noun

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## arithmetic progression

[ăr′ĭth-mĕt′ĭk]

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