progression

noun pro·gres·sion \ prə-ˈgre-shən \
Updated on: 11 Dec 2017

Definition of progression

1 : a sequence of numbers in which each term is related to its predecessor by a uniform law
2 a : the action or process of progressing : advance
b : a continuous and connected series : sequence
3 a : succession of musical tones or chords
b : the movement of musical parts in harmony
c : sequence 2c

progressional

play \prə-ˈgresh-nəl, -ˈgre-shə-nᵊl\ adjective

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

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First Known Use of progression

15th century


PROGRESSION Defined for English Language Learners

progression

noun

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

noun pro·gres·sion \ prə-ˈgre-shən \

Definition of progression for Students

1 : the act of advancing or moving forward
2 : a continuous and connected series (as of acts, events, or steps)


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