common difference

common difference

[′käm·ən ′dif·rəns]
(mathematics)
The fixed difference between any term in an arithmetic progression and the preceding term.
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This is a common difference between American and Russian speaking: Americans are more vivid and visual; Russians are more straightforward and unemotional," Grant says.
The most common difference is that competition kayaks are always seated and paddled with a double-bladed paddle, and competition canoes are generally kneeled and paddled with a single-bladed paddle.
I note that she didn't consider words where the common difference is negative, such as USABLE, which has U=21, S+A=20, B+L+E = 19, forming an arithmetic progression with common difference -1.
where r and d are called the common ratio and common difference of the sequence {[a.
Using the sum of an arithmetic progression with common difference 1, it can be shown that the nth triangular number is given by
But it marks a period of [what] could be potentially a new chapter - the chapter that is based on finding areas of common interest to focus on, rather than areas of common difference, which had been the watchword for the last decade or so.
A common difference between a professional and nonprofessional is that a professional learns every aspect of the job, whereas a nonprofessional avoids the learning process and considers it a waste of time.
Not necessarily the common denominator, but the common difference.
Lowenstein and Prelec refer to this response pattern as the common difference effect.
n] = a + (n - 1)d, where a is the first term, n is the number of terms and d is the common difference between successive terms.
2]) is called the first (the second) common difference of {[a.
Amron also discussed the common difference between general cosmetic surgeons and dermatologic surgeons when approaching liposuction.