# Progression vs Arithmetic - What's the difference?

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## In context|mathematics|lang=en terms the difference between progression and arithmetic

is that progression is (mathematics) a sequence obtained by adding or multiplying each term by a constant while arithmetic is (mathematics) of, relating to, or using arithmetic; arithmetical.

## As nouns the difference between progression and arithmetic

is that progression is the act of moving from one thing to another while arithmetic is the mathematics of numbers (integers, rational numbers, real numbers, or complex numbers) under the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

## As a adjective arithmetic is

(mathematics) of, relating to, or using arithmetic; arithmetical.

# progression

## English

(wikipedia progression)

### Noun

(en noun)
• The act of moving from one thing to another.
• The act of moving forward; a proceeding in a course; motion onward.
• (mathematics) A sequence obtained by adding or multiplying each term by a constant.
• #### Synonyms

* (mathematics) sequence

#### Derived terms

* arithmetic progression * geometric progression

# arithmetic

## English

(wikipedia arithmetic)

### Noun

(en-noun)
• The mathematics of numbers (integers, rational numbers, real numbers, or complex numbers) under the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
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#### Synonyms

* (study) math (US), maths (UK), mathematics

#### Derived terms

(terms derived from the noun "arithmetic") * affine arithmetic * arithmetician * binary arithmetic * Boolean arithmetic * clock arithmetic * congruence arithmetic * decimal arithmetic * floating-point arithmetic * fuzzy arithmetic * interval arithmetic * location arithmetic * modular arithmetic * Peano arithmetic * Presburger arithmetic * saturation arithmetic * significance arithmetic

### Adjective

(-)
• (mathematics) Of, relating to, or using arithmetic; arithmetical.
• arithmetic geometry
• *
• (arithmetic) Of a progression, mean, etc, computed solely using addition.
• arithmetic progression

#### Coordinate terms

* (computed solely using addition) geometric

#### Derived terms

(terms derived from the adjective "arithmetic") * arithmetic mean * arithmetic progression * arithmetic series

### See also

* English heteronyms