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English noun: progression

1. progression (group) a series with a definite pattern of advance

Synonymspatterned advance

Broader (hypernym)series

Narrower (hyponym)arithmetic progression, geometric progression, harmonic progression

2. progression (event) a movement forward

SamplesHe listened for the progress of the troops.

Synonymsadvance, progress

Broader (hypernym)change of location, travel

Narrower (hyponym)head, headway

3. progression (act) the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)

Synonymsadvance, advancement, forward motion, onward motion, procession, progress

Broader (hypernym)motion, move, movement

Narrower (hyponym)career, clear sailing, easy going, leapfrog, life history, march, plain sailing, push


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