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pro·grade

 (prō′grād′)
adj.
1. Of or relating to the orbital revolution or axial rotation of a planetary or other celestial body that moves counterclockwise from west to east, in the same direction as most celestial bodies.
2. Of or relating to orbital motion in the same direction as the predominant motion in an orbital system.

prograde

(prəʊˈɡreɪd)
vb
(Physical Geography) to (cause to) advance towards the sea by progradation
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They form extensive coastal protusions into the sea, where rivers supply such large volumes of sediment that these cannot be dispersed by the local marine processes; consequently the shoreline progrades seawards (Fig.
This change in the longitudinal profile of the stream gradient results in the deposition of bedload as a delta that progrades across the reservoir, and in the deposition of a significant portion of the suspended load as fine-grained sediments which settle in the distal portion of the reservoir (Gottschalk 1964; Petts 1984; Cogollo and Villela 1988).