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noun
MathematicsA series of numbers in which each number (Fibonacci number) is the sum of the two preceding numbers. The simplest is the series 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, etc.
- ‘This triangle has an elementary use in probability and combinatorics, and both the series of triangular numbers and the Fibonacci series can be derived from it.’
- ‘Kees van Prooijen of California has used a similar series to the Fibonacci series - one made from adding the previous three terms, as a basis for his art.’
- ‘Hey turns to Venn Diagrams, Fibonacci series, and fractals to remind us that although we have reached a sort of sophistication in our classification schemes, our progress may be illusory.’
- ‘These General Fibonacci series are called the G series but the Fibonacci series and Phi again play a prominent role in their mathematical properties.’
- ‘He had written about Binet's formula in 1730 and had indeed found a method for finding formulae for any general series of numbers formed in a similar way to the Fibonacci series.’
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