One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Of a ratio: having a first term (the antecedent) with a value equal to the second term (the consequent) plus one (e.g. 3:2, 4:3, etc.), i.e. in which the antecedent contains the consequent once with one aliquot part remaining (e.g. 1½, 1⅓, 1¼ times).
A superparticular ratio.
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Robert Record (c1512–1558), mathematician. From post-classical Latin superparticularis from classical Latin super- + particulāris.
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