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pro·gres·sion

 (prə-grĕsh′ən)
n.
1. Movement or change from one member of a continuous series to the next: progression of the disease in stages.
2. A continuous series; a sequence: a progression of limousines. See Synonyms at series.
3. Mathematics A series of numbers or quantities in which there is always the same relation between each quantity and the one succeeding it.
4. Music
a. A succession of tones or chords.
b. A series of repetitions of a phrase, each in a new position on the scale.

pro·gres′sion·al adj.
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progression

(prəˈɡrɛʃən)
n
1. the act of progressing; advancement
2. the act or an instance of moving from one thing or unit in a sequence to the next
3. (Mathematics) maths a sequence of numbers in which each term differs from the succeeding term by a constant relation. See also arithmetic progression, geometric progression, harmonic progression
4. (Music, other) music movement, esp of a logical kind, from one note to the next (melodic progression) or from one chord to the next (harmonic progression)
5. (Astrology) astrology one of several calculations, based on the movement of the planets, from which it is supposed that one can find the expected developments in a person's birth chart and the probable trends of circumstances for a year in his life
proˈgressional adj
proˈgressionally adv
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pro•gres•sion

(prəˈgrɛʃ ən)

n.
1. the act of progressing; forward or onward movement.
2. a passing successively from one member of a series to the next; succession.
3. a succession of quantities in which there is a constant relation between each member and the one succeeding it: an arithmetic progression.
4. Music. the manner in which chords or melodic tones follow each other; a succession of chords or tones.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin]
pro•gres′sion•al, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.progression - a series with a definite pattern of advance
series - similar things placed in order or happening one after another; "they were investigating a series of bank robberies"
arithmetic progression - (mathematics) a progression in which a constant is added to each term in order to obtain the next term; "1-4-7-10-13- is the start of an arithmetic progression"
geometric progression - (mathematics) a progression in which each term is multiplied by a constant in order to obtain the next term; "1-4-16-64-256- is the start of a geometric progression"
harmonic progression - (mathematics) a progression of terms whose reciprocals form an arithmetic progression
2.progression - a movement forwardprogression - a movement forward; "he listened for the progress of the troops"
change of location, travel - a movement through space that changes the location of something
headway, head - forward movement; "the ship made little headway against the gale"
3.progression - the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)progression - 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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progression

noun
1. progress, advance, advancement, gain, headway, furtherance, movement forward Both drugs slow the progression of HIV.
2. sequence, course, order, series, chain, cycle, string, succession the steady progression of events in my life
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progression

noun
2. A number of things placed or occurring one after the other:
Informal: streak.
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Translations

progression

[prəˈgreʃən] N
1. [of disease, career] → evolución f; [of events] → desarrollo m
arithmetical/geometric progressionprogresión f aritmética/geométrica
her progression from awkward teenager to superstarsu evolución or paso de adolescente difícil a superestrella
it's a natural progressiones lógico
2. (Mus) → progresión f
chord progressionprogresión f de acordes
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progression

[prəʊˈgrɛʃən] n
(= advance) → progression f
Progression to the rank of supervisor is not automatic
BUT le passage au rang de superviseur n'est pas automatique.
progression from stage 1 to stage 2 → le passage du stade 1 au stade 2
(= graduated series) → évolution f
a progression of exercises → des exercices évolutifs
a natural progression → une évolution naturelle
(= development) [disease] → progression f
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progression

nFolge f; (Math) → Reihe f, → Progression f; (Mus) → Sequenz f; (= development)Entwicklung f; (in taxation) → Progression f; (of discount rates etc) → Staffelung f; sales have shown a continuous progressionim Absatz wurde eine stete Aufwärtsentwicklung verzeichnet; his progression from a junior clerk to managing directorsein Aufstieg vom kleinen Angestellten zum Direktor; is there a natural progression from marijuana to heroin?ist das Umsteigen von Marihuana auf Heroin zwangsläufig?; a progression of …eine Folge or Reihe von …
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progression

[prəˈgrɛʃn] nprogresso (Math) → progressione f
arithmetic/geometric progression → progressione aritmetica/geometrica
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progression

n progresión f
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References in classic literature ?
Only when we have admitted the conception of the infinitely small, and the resulting geometrical progression with a common ratio of one tenth, and have found the sum of this progression to infinity, do we reach a solution of the problem.
That's geometrical progression - you know how that piles up.
He did not sleep the whole night, and his fury, growing in a sort of vast, arithmetical progression, reached its highest limits in the morning.
Now you can give yourself the answer to your own question: 1, 2, 4, are evidently in Geometrical Progression. What is the next number?
First, when used as a fin for progression; Second, when used as a mace in battle; Third, in sweeping; Fourth, in lobtailing; Fifth, in peaking flukes.
I see, by those light clouds in the west, there will be a brilliant sunset, and we shall be in time to witness its effect upon the sea, at the most moderate rate of progression.'
I can only hint of those vast and terrific vistas through which I have peered hazily at the progression of life, not upward from the ape to man, but upward from the worm.
Leaning against the wall were several sketches in various stages of progression, and a few finished paintings - mostly of landscapes and figures.
His wicked old legs might take roundabout methods of progression, but they never failed him; his wicked old eyes might see double, but they always showed him the way home.
There is no need to follow, step by step, the progression by which Sylvia Joy and I, though such new acquaintances, became in the course of a day or two even more intimate than many old friends.
The last marvel is always the most astonishing; and, if we continue this progression, I do not know how it will end.
"In ten years that is twenty millions, -- and twenty millions put out at fifty per cent give, by progression, twenty-three millions in ten years."