# common difference

## common difference

[′käm·ən ′dif·rəns]
(mathematics)
The fixed difference between any term in an arithmetic progression and the preceding term.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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A common difference amongst real from fakes is usually on inside size tags of sneakers, as well as on the box labels.
A linear number pattern has a common difference between the successive outputs while a quadratic number pattern has a no common difference between the successive outputs.
For each positive integer m, a positive integer N is called an m-trapezoidal number if N can be written as an arithmetic series of at least 2 terms with common difference m.
Another common difference between Y and Z versions of an approach is required climb gradients on the missed--something you either can or you can't do.
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.
REVIOLATES (common difference = 9) SPONDYLIUM (12) MISSIONARY (15) GERUNDIVES (16) 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.
A graph G(V , E) of order p and size q is called (a,d)-edge-antimagi c total if there exists a bijection f : V (G) - E(G) {1, 2, ..., p q} such that the edge-weights, w(uv) f (u) f (v) f (uv), uv E(G) , form an arithmetic sequence with the first term a and common difference d .
where r and d are called the common ratio and common difference of the sequence {[a.sub.n]} respectively.
Using the sum of an arithmetic progression with common difference 1, it can be shown that the nth triangular number is given by
The most common difference measure is the mean-square error (MSE).
"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.

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