Progression Pro*gres"sion, n. [L. progressio: cf. F. progression.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of moving forward; a proceeding in a course; motion onward. [1913 Webster]

2. Course; passage; lapse or process of time. [1913 Webster]

I hope, in a short progression, you will be wholly immerged in the delices and joys of religion. --Evelyn. [1913 Webster]

3. (Math.) Regular or proportional advance in increase or decrease of numbers; continued proportion, arithmetical, geometrical, or harmonic. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

{Arithmetical progression}, a progression in which the terms increase or decrease by equal differences, as the numbers [lbrace2]2, 4, 6, 8, 1010, 8, 6, 4, 2[rbrace2] by the difference 2. [1913 Webster]

{Geometrical progression}, a progression in which the terms increase or decrease by equal ratios, as the numbers [lbrace2]2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 6464, 32, 16, 8, 4, 2[rbrace2] by a continual multiplication or division by 2. [1913 Webster]

{Harmonic progression}, a progression in which the terms are the reciprocals of quantities in arithmetical progression, as 1/2, 1/4, 1/6, 1/8, 1/10. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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