arithmetically arithmetically

Definition(s):

  • (adv) with respect to arithmetic

Usage(s):

  1. Since devastation does not increase arithmetically with megaton power, two 10-megaton warheads properly placed can do almost as much damage as one 100-megaton giant.
  2. Zeno also pretended to prove arithmetically that if a tortoise got one-tenth of a mile head start, Achilles, running ten times as fast, could apparently never overtake him.
  3. Without Marshall Plan aid, her position would soon be arithmetically hopeless.

News

  • The 400-Word Review: RED 2

    The passable quality of the 2010 action-comedy RED was arithmetically derived: Add world-class performers to a mediocre movie and it becomes a good movie.
    on July 23, 2013     Source: Box Office Prophets

Quotes

  1. "I don't understand how deeply, arithmetically challenged these people are," Nader said.
    on Jun 3, 2004 By: Ralph Nader Source: San Diego Union Tribune

  2. Deputy leader Nicola Sturgeon said: "People have it in their hands to make it arithmetically impossible for a Labour-Tory alliance stopping Scotland achieving progress and a new SNP government on Thursday."
    on Apr 29, 2007 By: Nicola Sturgeon Source: ePolitix

  3. "Our expansion plan is to grow geometrically and not just arithmetically. We did approach a few companies overseas, but India commands a premium and the valuations quoted were too high. We have short listed some firms which would add about Rs 25-30...
    on May 21, 2008 By: Vijay Kumar Source: Sify

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