Fibonacci-sequence definition

The sequence of numbers, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, ... , in which each successive number is equal to the sum of the two preceding numbers.
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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.
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(mathematics) A sequence of numbers such that each number is the sum of the preceding two numbers.
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Noun

Singular:
fibonacci-sequence
Plural:
fibonacci-sequences

Origin of fibonacci-sequence

  • After Leonardo Fibonacci (died c. 1250), Italian mathematician

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition