progression[prō gres̸h′ən, prə-]
- Progression is the way things move forward, or a series of successive events.
- When you go from one blonde girlfriend to another almost identical blonde girlfriend over and over, this is an example of a progression of blonde girlfriends.
- When an action you take has a predictable result that leads to the next action you take, this is an example of a logical progression of events.
- a moving forward or onward; progress
- a sequence or succession, as of acts, happenings, etc.
- Math. a sequence of numbers, each of which is obtained from its predecessor by the same rule
- the movement forward from one tone or chord to another
- a succession of tones or chords
Origin of progressionMiddle English ; from Middle French ; from Classical Latin progressio
- Movement or change from one member of a continuous series to the next: progression of the disease in stages.
- A continuous series; a sequence: a progression of limousines. See Synonyms at series.
- Mathematics A series of numbers or quantities in which there is always the same relation between each quantity and the one succeeding it.
- Music a. A succession of tones or chords.b. A series of repetitions of a phrase, each in a new position on the scale.
- The act of moving from one thing to another.
- (mathematics) A sequence obtained by adding or multiplying each term by a constant.
From Old French progression.