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a line of people, animals, vehicles, etc., moving along in orderly succession
Not to be confused with:
precession – the act of preceding; precedence; the slow, conical motion of the earth’s axis of rotation
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a. A group of persons, vehicles, or objects moving along in an orderly, formal manner.
b. The movement of such a group.
2. Theology Origination; emanation: the procession of the Holy Spirit.
intr.v. pro·ces·sioned, pro·ces·sion·ing, pro·ces·sions
To form or go in a procession.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin prōcessiō, prōcessiōn-, from Latin, an advance, from prōcessus, past participle of prōcēdere, to advance; see proceed.]
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1. the act of proceeding in a regular formation
2. a group of people or things moving forwards in an orderly, regular, or ceremonial manner
3. (Music, other) a hymn, litany, etc, sung in a procession
4. (Theology) Christianity the emanation of the Holy Spirit
(intr) rare to go in procession
[C12: via Old French from Latin prōcessiō a marching forwards]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. the act of moving along or proceeding in orderly succession or in a formal and ceremonious manner.
2. a line or body of persons, vehicles, etc., moving along in such a manner.
3. the act of coming forth from a source.v.i.
4. to go in procession.
[before 1150; early Middle English (< Old French) < Late Latin prōcessiō a religious procession. See process, -tion]
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Processiona group of people moving in an orderly state; a regular series; sequence or succession of things resembling a procession. See also cortège.
Examples: procession of stately aqueducts; of boats, 1839; of tradesman’s tools, 1688.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
Past participle: processioned
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|Noun||1.||procession - (theology) the origination of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost; "the emanation of the Holy Spirit"; "the rising of the Holy Ghost"; "the doctrine of the procession of the Holy Spirit from the Father and the Son"|
theological system, theology - a particular system or school of religious beliefs and teachings; "Jewish theology"; "Roman Catholic theology"
|2.||procession - the group action of a collection of people or animals or vehicles moving ahead in more or less regular formation; "processions were forbidden"|
group action - action taken by a group of people
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
convoy - a procession of land vehicles traveling together
caravan, wagon train, train - a procession (of wagons or mules or camels) traveling together in single file; "we were part of a caravan of almost a thousand camels"; "they joined the wagon train for safety"
cavalcade - a procession of people traveling on horseback
march - a procession of people walking together; "the march went up Fifth Avenue"
motorcade - a procession of people traveling in motor cars
parade - a ceremonial procession including people marching
cortege - a funeral procession
|3.||procession - the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)|
movement, move, motion - the act of changing location from one place to another; "police controlled the motion of the crowd"; "the movement of people from the farms to the cities"; "his move put him directly in my path"
push - an effort to advance; "the army made a push toward the sea"
career, life history - the general progression of your working or professional life; "the general had had a distinguished career"; "he had a long career in the law"
march - a steady advance; "the march of science"; "the march of time"
clear sailing, easy going, plain sailing - easy unobstructed progress; "after we solved that problem the rest was plain sailing"
leapfrog - advancing as if in the child's game, by leaping over obstacles or competitors; "the company still believes the chip is a leapfrog in integration and will pay huge dividends"
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Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
1. A number of things placed or occurring one after the other:
chain, consecution, course, order, progression, round, run, sequence, series, string, succession, suite, train.
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lễ diễu hành
procession[prəˈseʃən] N [of people, cars etc] → desfile m; (= ceremonial, funeral) → cortejo m (Rel) → procesión f
to go or walk in procession → desfilar (Rel) → ir en procesión
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procession[prəˈsɛʃ/ən] n (of people, cars) → processione f, corteo (Rel) → processione
funeral procession → corteo funebre
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
a line of people, vehicles etc moving forward in order, especially for a ceremonial purpose. The procession moved slowly through the streets. stoet مَوْكِب шествие desfile procesí, průvod die Prozession procession πομπήdesfile; procesión rongkäik گروه مشایعین kulkue cortègeתהלוכה जलूस, शोभा यात्रा felvonulás arak-arakan hóp-/skrúðganga; fylgd corteo, processione 行列 행렬 procesija, eisena procesija; gājiens perarakan stoetopptog, prosesjon, kortesjepochód, procesja, kawalkada د بدرقه كاروان desfile procesiune процессия procesia, sprievod sprevod procesija procession ขบวน tören alayı (人、車輛等的)前進行列，隊伍 процесія جلوس đám diễu hành （人、车辆等的）前进行列，队伍
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
procession→ مَوْكِب průvod optog Schlange πομπή procesión kulkue procession procesija processione 行進 행렬 stoet prosesjon procesja procissão процессия tåg ขบวน alay lễ diễu hành 队列
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