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Meaning of progression by Wiktionary Dictionary

progression


    Etymology

    From Old French progression .

    Noun

    progression ( plural: progressions )

    1. The act of moving from one thing to another .
    2. ( mathematics ) A sequence obtained by adding or multiplying each term by a constant .

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Explanation of progression by Wordnet Dictionary

progression


    Noun
    1. the act of moving forward ( as toward a goal )

    2. a movement forward

    3. a series with a definite pattern of advance



    Definition of progression by GCIDE Dictionary

    progression


    1. 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, , , .