Meaning of progression by Wiktionary Dictionary

Explanation of progression by Wordnet Dictionary

# progression

- ( mathematics ): sequence
- arithmetic progression
- geometric progression

### Etymology

From Old French progression .

### Noun

progression ( plural: progressions )

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Explanation of progression by Wordnet Dictionary

# progression

- Progression n. [L. progressio: cf. F. progression.]

1. The act of moving forward; a proceeding in a course; motion onward.

2. Course; passage; lapse or process of time.

I hope, in a short progression, you will be wholly immerged in the delices and joys of religion. Evelyn.

3. ( Math. ) Regular or proportional advance in increase or decrease of numbers; continued proportion, arithmetical, geometrical, or harmonic.

4. ( Mus. ) A regular succession of tones or chords; the movement of the parts in harmony; the order of the modulations in a piece from key to key.

Arithmetical progression, a progression in which the terms increase or decrease by equal differences, as the numbers 2, 4, 6, 8, 1010, 8, 6, 4, 2 by the difference 2.

-- Geometrical progression, a progression in which the terms increase or decrease by equal ratios, as the numbers 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 6464, 32, 16, 8, 4, 2 by a continual multiplication or division by 2.

-- Harmonic progression, a progression in which the terms are the reciprocals of quantities in arithmetical progression, as ½, ¼, , , .

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Definition of progression by GCIDE Dictionary