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PROGRESSION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does progression mean? 

PROGRESSION (noun)
  The noun PROGRESSION has 3 senses:

1. a series with a definite pattern of advance
2. a movement forward
3. the act of moving forward toward a goal

  Familiarity information: PROGRESSION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROGRESSION (noun)


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Meaning:

A series with a definite pattern of advance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

patterned advance; progression

Hypernyms ("progression" is a kind of...):

series (similar things placed in order or happening one after another)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "progression"):

arithmetic progression ((mathematics) a progression in which a constant is added to each term in order to obtain the next term)

geometric progression ((mathematics) a progression in which each term is multiplied by a constant in order to obtain the next term)

harmonic progression ((mathematics) a progression of terms whose reciprocals form an arithmetic progression)


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Meaning:

A movement forward

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

advance; progression; progress

Context example:

he listened for the progress of the troops

Hypernyms ("progression" is a kind of...):

change of location; travel (a movement through space that changes the location of something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "progression"):

head; headway (forward movement)


Sense 3progression [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of moving forward toward a goal

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

forward motion; onward motion; advancement; progress; progression; procession; advance

Hypernyms ("progression" is a kind of...):

motion; move; movement (the act of changing location from one place to another)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "progression"):

push (an effort to advance)

career; life history (the general progression of your working or professional life)

march (a steady advance)

clear sailing; easy going; plain sailing (easy unobstructed progress)

leapfrog (advancing as if in the child's game, by leaping over obstacles or competitors)


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