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geometric progression

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Numbers
geometric progressionˌgeoˌmetric proˈgression noun [countable]  HMNa set of numbers in order, in which each is multiplied by a specific number to produce the next number in the series (as in 1,2, 4,8, 16, ...)arithmetic progression
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geometric progressionIn a warm climate bees flourish to such an extent that hives proliferate in geometric progression.
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