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/ prəˈgrɛʃ ən /
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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.
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Origin of progression
OTHER WORDS FROM progressionpro·gres·sion·al, adjectivepro·gres·sion·al·ly, adverb
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How to use progression in a sentence
That could slow the disease’s progression but not stop or reverse it.FDA advisory panel declines to support a controversial Alzheimer’s treatment|Laura Sanders|November 6, 2020|Science News
There will be not a slow progression toward electric cars, but an inflection point in the late ’20s when the infrastructure is there.Bentley to switch from roaring 12-cylinder cars to electrics|Verne Kopytoff|November 5, 2020|Fortune
To me, it feels like it’s a natural progression of where esports is going and has been going over the last five years or so.Activision Blizzard Esports’ Jack Harari on how the energy and pageantry of gaming is enduring the pandemic|Pierre Bienaimé|November 4, 2020|Digiday
It was known to slow the disease’s progression but it would inevitably return.Why we shouldn’t give up on bipartisanship, even now|jakemeth|November 3, 2020|Fortune
You can watch their progression from an earlier point, and that’s an incredible opportunity for us.iRacing has boosted NASCAR during the pandemic. Now esports may help shape racing’s future.|Gregory Leporati|October 29, 2020|Washington Post
Viewed in the light of history and progressional phenomena, this is the only rational conclusion.Some Cities and San Francisco and Resurgam|Hubert Howe Bancroft
With the elemental and progressional life of man the Creator implants the germ of speech.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 3|Hubert Howe Bancroft
British Dictionary definitions for progression
/ (prəˈɡrɛʃən) /
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
Derived forms of progressionprogressional, adjectiveprogressionally, adverb
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Scientific definitions for progression
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