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
Geometrical progression, a progression in which the terms increase or decrease by equal ratios, as the numbers
-- Harmonic progression, a progression in which the terms are the reciprocals of quantities in arithmetical progression, as ½, ¼, ⅙, ⅛, ¹/₁₀.
n 1: a series with a definite pattern of advance [syn: patterned
2: a movement forward; "he listened for the progress of the
troops" [syn: progress, advance]
3: the act of moving forward toward a goal [syn: progress, procession,
advance, advancement, forward motion, onward