/ (ˌfɪbəˈnɑːtʃɪ) /
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
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Word Origin for Fibonacci sequence
named after Leonardo Fibonacci
Words nearby Fibonacci sequence
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Scientific definitions for Fibonacci sequence
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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