Definition of progression in English:

progression

noun

  • 1The process of developing or moving gradually towards a more advanced state.

    ‘the normal progression from junior to senior status’
    • ‘The bank said its policy is designed to ensure that all employees have equal opportunities and access to development and career progression.’
    • ‘Normal progression should make him hard to beat tomorrow.’
    • ‘Now the Irish have to continue their progression of advancement beyond simple qualification for major tournaments.’
    • ‘The second factor that deters progression in an academic career is lack of parity of income with a clinical career, due both to earnings lost during training and the inability to earn from private practice.’
    • ‘His current research investigates the ecological dynamics of strategic moves and the relationship between organizational processes and career progression.’
    • ‘Individuals' career progression and opportunities for development are reduced when there is little internal flow of human resources.’
    • ‘Second, a thorough explanation sets the stage for the entire therapy and the developmental progression of enactments over its course.’
    • ‘The resulting shift toward a more open culture that accommodated questioning and recognised human limitations was a gradual but steady progression.’
    • ‘The same expectations of normal progression during labor should be applied to patients with a prior C-section.’
    • ‘It is a slow and very steady process of progression.’
    • ‘Not long ago, a job in the private sector was the preferable option for graduates seeking rapid career progression and a hefty wage’
    • ‘Brown confirms that mid-range authors are now dropped by publishers rather than being allowed the steady development and natural progression that they once were.’
    • ‘The British Computer Society has designed a tool to help companies manage the career progression and develop the skills of its IT staff.’
    • ‘A simple washing machine controller possesses ‘memory’ due to the equivalent process of developmental progression.’
    • ‘Furthermore, development and progression of MDSs are likely mediated by genetic abnormalities at the molecular level.’
    • ‘The premarital counselor or educator can use various strategies to aid couples in the development of and progression towards the shared vision for the marriage.’
    • ‘He noted an increase of land prices averaging more than 200% in the past ten years as another reason for the slow progression of the process.’
    • ‘He calls this the ‘wired life’, which prizes flexibility and personal growth over steady career progression.’
    • ‘They are necessary, within the context of his meaningless existence, for the evolutionary progression towards a meaningless future.’
    • ‘This process is fundamental in the development, progression, and metastatic spread of solid tumors.’
    development, progress, process, continuation, continuance, advance, advancement, movement, forward movement, onward movement, passage, career, march
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    1. 1.1 A succession; a series.
      ‘counting the twenty-four hours in a single progression from midnight’
      • ‘The absence of skips is less surprising, however, when one considers that the trend is not produced by a progression within a single lineage.’
      • ‘Taken as a whole, the project creates a progression of refractions, a series of cleavages that structure the contraction of the landscape.’
      succession, series, sequence, string, stream, parade, chain, concatenation, train, row, order, course, flow, cycle
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    2. 1.2Music A passage or movement from one note or chord to another.
      ‘a blues progression’
      • ‘There are some well-constructed chord progressions and melodies but her music often lacks an overarching vision to hold it together.’
      • ‘Much of its punch derives from new-minted, surprising chord progressions and pungent dissonance, an idiom Barber carries to the end of the setting.’
      • ‘I'll take simple rock chord progressions or melodies and throw some perplexity or confusion into the mix - like adding garlic to vanilla ice cream.’
      • ‘They never really get soft enough, and their intonation, although solid, never contributes to the ecstasy of the positively magical chord progressions the composer discovered.’
      • ‘Those Antipodeans had the same understanding of rhythmic lyrics, chord progressions and harmonising melodies as Ezio.’
    3. 1.3Mathematics
    4. 1.4Astrology A predictive technique in which the daily movement of the planets, starting from the day of birth, represents a year in the subject's life.
      • ‘There are many types of progressions, but the most commonly used are secondary progressions, which ‘age’ the natal chart by one day for each year of your life.’
      • ‘Then other clients come for horaries, or for natal readings, or updating their progressions.’
      • ‘Looking at progressions and transits to your natal chart we see Saturn, the planet of restriction, putting some limitations on you.’
      • ‘Is it the standard mix of transits and progressions?’
      • ‘Taking progressions and transits together, we can say with some confidence what areas of your life will be highlighted when, and how you may react to this.’

Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French, from Latin progressio(n-), from the verb progredi (see progress).

Pronunciation

progression

/prəˈɡreSHən//prəˈɡrɛʃən/