Progression definition

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A sequence or succession, as of acts, happenings, etc.
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(math.) A sequence of numbers, each of which is obtained from its predecessor by the same rule.
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A moving forward or onward; progress.
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The movement forward from one tone or chord to another.
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A succession of tones or chords.
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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.

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The act of moving from one thing to another.
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A succession of tones or chords.
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A series of repetitions of a phrase, each in a new position on the scale.
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(mathematics) A sequence obtained by adding or multiplying each term by a constant.
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Movement or change from one member of a continuous series to the next.

Progression of the disease in stages.

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A continuous series; a sequence.

A progression of limousines.

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(mathematics) A series of numbers or quantities in which there is always the same relation between each quantity and the one succeeding it.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
progression
Plural:
progressions

Origin of progression

  • From Old French progression.

    From Wiktionary