# 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.

## Nearby words

aristotype, arith., arithmancy, arithmetic, arithmetic mean, arithmetic progression, arithmetic/logic unit, arithmetical, arithmetician, arius, ariz.

## Origin of arithmetic progression

First recorded in 1585–95

Also called arithmetic series.

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## British Dictionary definitions for arithmetic-series

## arithmetic progression

### noun

a sequence of numbers or quantities, each term of which differs from the succeeding term by a constant amount, such as 3,6,9,12Compare geometric progression

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## Science definitions for arithmetic-series

## arithmetic progression

[ ăr′ĭth-mĕt′ĭk ]

A sequence of numbers such as 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 …, in which each term after the first is formed by adding a constant (in this case, 2) to the preceding number. Compare geometric progression.

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