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" A greater magnitude is said to be a multiple of a less, when the greater is measured by the less ; that is, ' when the greater contains the less a certain number of times exactly.' 3. ' Ratio is a mutual relation of two magnitudes of the same kind to... "
Pantologia. A new (cabinet) cyclopędia, by J.M. Good, O. Gregory, and N ... - Page 89
by John Mason Good - 1813
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The Elements of Geometry: Or, The First Six Books, with the Eleventh and ...

Euclid - Euclid's Elements - 1859 - 212 pages
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Proceedings of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society, Volume 16

Edinburgh Mathematical Society - Electronic journals - 1898 - 158 pages
...text of Euclid there may be said to be two definitions, of which the first is " ratio is the (or a) relation of two magnitudes of the same kind to one another in respect of quantuplicity." It may be remarked that this definition has a rather curious history. Barrow, a most...
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Elements of Geometry: Containing the First Six Books of Euclid, with a ...

John Playfair - Euclid's Elements - 1860 - 333 pages
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