Ses*quip"li*cate (?), a. [Sesqui- + plicate.] Math.

Subduplicate of the triplicate; -- a term applied to ratios; thus, a and a�xb7; are in the sesquiplicate ratio of b and b�xb7;, when a is to a�xb7; as the square root of the cube of b is to the square root of the cube of b�xb7;, or a:a�xb7;::&root;b3:&root;b�xb7;3.

The periodic times of the planets are in the sesquiplicate ratio of their mean distances. Sir I. Newton.

 

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