Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  


Pronunciation:  pru'greshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of moving forward toward a goal
  2. [n]  a movement forward; "he listened for the progress of the troops"
  3. [n]  a series with a definite pattern of advance

PROGRESSION is a 11 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: advance, advance, advancement, forward motion, onward motion, patterned advance, progress, progress
 See Also: arithmetic progression, career, change of location, clear sailing, easy going, geometric progression, harmonic progression, head, headway, leapfrog, life history, march, motion, move, movement, plain sailing, push, series, travel



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pro*gres"sion\, n. [L. progressio: cf. F.
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.

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
   [lbrace2]2, 4, 6, 8, 1010, 8, 6, 4, 2[rbrace2] by the
   difference 2.

{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.

{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.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Increase in the size of a tumor or spread of cancer in the body.