Origin of progression
Examples from the Web for progression
[I] had to create the progression of where he was emotionally.
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’|Lizzie Crocker|March 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Andrew Romano|February 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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’|Kent Sepkowitz|March 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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|Cory MacLauchlin|December 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And if you doubt the progression, be pleased, my dear, to take your mother's judgment upon it.Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)|Samuel Richardson
This mode of progression was, however, very unusual, and is more characteristic of the Hylobates than of the Orang.The Malay Archipelago|Alfred Russell Wallace
A meal has a progression and projects expectations associated with this progression.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
He would be putting himself entirely outside the progression of advancement.Under the Prophet in Utah|Frank J. Cannon and Harvey J. O'Higgins
Progression from one chord to another is called Harmonic progression; from one tone to another, Melodic progression.A Treatise on Simple Counterpoint in Forty Lessons|Friedrich J. Lehmann
British Dictionary definitions for progression
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.)).