duplicate proportion definition

  • adjective:
    • the percentage or proportion of squares. Therefore, in geometrical proportion, the very first term toward third is said to be in a duplicate proportion of the first toward 2nd, or as the square is to the square of 2nd. Hence, in 2, 4, 8, 16, the proportion of 2 to 8 is a duplicate of the of 2 to 4, or while the square of 2 should the square of 4.
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