the positive or negative constant added to each term in an arithmetic progression

# common difference

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(*plural* common differences)

- (mathematics) The constant added to each element of an arithmetic progression to obtain the next.
*If the first term of an arithmetic sequence is 3 and the common difference is 13, then the fourth term is 42.*

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