# geometric progression

### noun Mathematics.

a sequence of terms in which the ratio between any two successive terms is the same, as the progression 1, 3, 9, 27, 81 or 144, 12, 1, 1/12, 1/144.

## Origin of geometric progression

First recorded in 1550–60

Also called geometric series.

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## geometric progression

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## geometric progression

## Note

Many processes involving growth and spreading, such as population increases, can be described as geometric progressions.

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