progression

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noun pro·gres·sion \prə-ˈgre-shən\

Definition of progression

  1. 1 :  a sequence of numbers in which each term is related to its predecessor by a uniform law

  2. 2a :  the action or process of progressing :  advanceb :  a continuous and connected series :  sequence

  3. 3a :  succession of musical tones or chordsb :  the movement of musical parts in harmonyc :  sequence 2c

progressional

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Examples of progression in a Sentence

  1. Doctors were surprised by the rapid progression of the disease.

  2. the natural progression of his musical talent

15th Century

First Known Use of progression

15th century


PROGRESSION Defined for English Language Learners

progression

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noun pro·gres·sion \prə-ˈgre-shən\

Definition of progression for English Language Learners

  • : the process of developing over a period of time

  • : a continuous and connected series of actions, events, etc.


PROGRESSION Defined for Kids

progression

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noun pro·gres·sion \prə-ˈgre-shən\

Definition of progression for Students

  1. 1 :  the act of advancing or moving forward

  2. 2 :  a continuous and connected series (as of acts, events, or steps)



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