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Dictionary Definition

progression

Noun

1 a series with a definite pattern of advance [syn: patterned advance]
2 a movement forward; "he listened for the progress of the troops" [syn: progress, advance]
3 the act of moving forward toward a goal [syn: progress, procession, advance, advancement, forward motion, onward motion]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

From progression.

Noun

  1. Moving from one thing to another.

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Translations

Finnish

Noun

progression

French

Etymology

From progressionem (nominative of progressio)

Noun

progression

Extensive Definition

Progression may refer to:
In mathematics:
  • Arithmetic progression, sequence of numbers such that the difference of any two successive members of the sequence is a constant
  • Geometric progression, sequence of numbers such that the quotient of any two successive members of the sequence is a constant
In music:
In other fields:
  • Age progression, the process of modifying a photograph of a person to represent the effect of aging on their appearance
  • Cisternal progression, theory of protein transport through the Golgi apparatus inside a cell
  • Color progression, ranges of color whose values transition smoothly through a hue, saturation, luminance, or any combination of the three
  • Horizontal progression, the gradual movement from left to right during writing a line of text in Western handwriting
  • Semantic progression, evolution of word usage

See also

progression in German: Progression
progression in French: Progression
progression in Simple English: Progression

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Great Leap Forward, Indian file, accomplishment, advance, advancement, alternation, amelioration, amendment, amplification, array, articulation, ascension, ascent, bank, bettering, betterment, blossoming, boost, broadening, buzz, catena, catenation, chain, chain reaction, chaining, coming after, concatenation, connection, consecution, consecutiveness, continualness, continuance, continuation, continuity, continuum, course, cycle, descent, development, developmental change, drone, elaboration, elevation, endless belt, endless round, endurance, enhancement, enlargement, enrichment, eugenics, euthenics, evolution, evolutionary change, evolvement, evolving, expansion, explication, extending, extension, file, filiation, flow, flowering, following, furtherance, gamut, geometrical progression, gradation, gradual change, growth, headway, hum, improvement, intensification, lengthening, lift, line, lineage, logical sequence, maintenance, maturation, melioration, mend, mending, monotone, natural development, natural growth, nexus, nonviolent change, order, order of succession, pendulum, periodicity, perpetuation, perseverance, persistence, pickup, plenum, posteriority, postposition, powder train, preferment, procession, progress, prolongation, promotion, protraction, pursuance, queue, range, rank, recovery, recurrence, repetition, restoration, reticulation, revival, ripening, rise, rotation, round, routine, row, run, scale, sequel, sequence, series, single file, spectrum, spread, spreading, staying power, straight course, string, subjunction, succession, successiveness, suffixation, sustained action, sustenance, swath, thread, tier, train, unfolding, uninterrupted course, unremittingness, upbeat, upgrowth, uplift, upping, upswing, uptrend, upward mobility, way, windrow
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