## arithmetic progression

a sequence of terms each of which, after the first, is derived by adding to the preceding one a common difference: 5, 9, 13, 17, etc. form an

*arithmetic progression*## arithmetic progression

noun

A sequence, such as the positive odd integers 1, 3, 5, 7, &ellipsis; , in which each term after the first is formed by adding a constant to the preceding term.

## arithmetic progression

Noun

(*plural* arithmetic progressions)

- (analysis) A sequence in which each term except the first is obtained from the previous by adding a constant value, known as the common difference of the arithmetic progression.