- the act of progressing; forward or onward movement.
- a passing successively from one member of a series to the next; succession; sequence.
- Mathematics. a succession of quantities in which there is a constant relation between each member and the one succeeding it.Compare arithmetic progression, geometric progression, harmonic progression.
- Music. the manner in which chords or melodic tones follow one another; a succession of chords or tones.
- Astrology. any of a variety of methods of comparing the natal chart to subsequent planetary positions in order to establish an optimum time to accomplish things or to establish the probable time an event occurred or will occur.
Origin of progression
Examples from the Web for progression
[I] had to create the progression of where he was emotionally.The Stacks: The Eyes of Winter: Paul Newman at 70
October 11, 2014
The Daily Beast: Von Trier follows a girl named Joe from her progression through adolescence into adulthood.A Sex Addiction Expert Diagnoses Lars Von Trier’s ‘Nymphomaniac’
March 23, 2014
There has to be a progression in what Francis is willing to do in order to move forward, and that was the natural progression.Beau Willimon on Most Shocking Twists in ‘House of Cards’ Season 2
February 15, 2014
And 10 months of stability is but a moment of time for HIV, for which progression is measured in years.Let’s Not Rush to Call the HIV Baby Findings a ‘Cure’
March 5, 2013
She was left with an aching desire to turn back time and stop the progression of that clock.The Professor and the Doomsday Clock: ‘A Confederacy of Dunces’ & Signs of John Kennedy Toole’s Suicide
December 17, 2012
There is a progression by antagonism of two opposite aspects of philosophy.Meno
But how happen there to be such evidences of progression as exist?Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I
It was the most comfortable method of progression that I had ever known.John Gayther's Garden and the Stories Told Therein
Frank R. Stockton
Its mode of progression was in the highest degree unsightly.The Lock And Key Library
Progression is the increase of the proportion of the effort to the result.Sophisms of the Protectionists
- the act of progressing; advancement
- the act or an instance of moving from one thing or unit in a sequence to the next
- maths a sequence of numbers in which each term differs from the succeeding term by a constant relationSee also arithmetic progression, geometric progression, harmonic progression
- music movement, esp of a logical kind, from one note to the next (melodic progression) or from one chord to the next (harmonic progression)
- astrology one of several calculations, based on the movement of the planets, from which it is supposed that one can find the expected developments in a person's birth chart and the probable trends of circumstances for a year in his life
Word Origin and History for progression
late 14c., "action of moving from one condition to another," from Old French progression and directly from Latin progressionem (nominative progressio) "a going forward, advancement, growth, increase," noun of action from past participle stem of progredi "go forward," from pro- "forward" (see pro-) + gradi "to step, walk," from gradus "step" (see grade (n.)).
- See sequence.