- the unending sequence 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, … where each term is defined as the sum of its two predecessors.
Origin of Fibonacci numbers
1890–95; after Leonardo Fibonacci, 13th-century Italian mathematician
Also called Fibonacci sequence.
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- the infinite sequence of numbers, 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, etc, in which each member (Fibonacci number) is the sum of the previous two
named after Leonardo Fibonacci
- A sequence of numbers, such as 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13 … , in which each successive number is equal to the sum of the two preceding numbers. Many shapes occurring in nature, such as certain spirals, have proportions that can be described in terms of the Fibonacci sequence. See also golden section.
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