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 for progression
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Progression \Pro*gres"sion\, n. [L. progressio: cf. F.
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     1. The act of moving forward; a proceeding in a course;
        motion onward.
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     2. Course; passage; lapse or process of time.
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              I hope, in a short progression, you will be wholly
              immerged in the delices and joys of religion.
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     3. (Math.) Regular or proportional advance in increase or
        decrease of numbers; continued proportion, arithmetical,
        geometrical, or harmonic.
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     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.
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     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.
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     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.
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     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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a series with a definite pattern of advance [syn:
           progression, patterned advance]
      2: a movement forward; "he listened for the progress of the
         troops" [syn: progress, progression, advance]
      3: the act of moving forward (as toward a goal) [syn:
         progress, progression, procession, advance,
         advancement, forward motion, onward motion] [ant:

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  157 Moby Thesaurus words for "progression":
     Great Leap Forward, Indian file, accomplishment, advance,
     advancement, alternation, amelioration, amendment, amplification,
     array, articulation, ascension, ascent, bank, bettering,
     betterment, blossoming, boost, broadening, buzz, catena,
     catenation, chain, chain reaction, chaining, coming after,
     concatenation, connection, consecution, consecutiveness,
     continualness, continuance, continuation, continuity, continuum,
     course, cycle, descent, development, developmental change, drone,
     elaboration, elevation, endless belt, endless round, endurance,
     enhancement, enlargement, enrichment, eugenics, euthenics,
     evolution, evolutionary change, evolvement, evolving, expansion,
     explication, extending, extension, file, filiation, flow,
     flowering, following, furtherance, gamut, geometrical progression,
     gradation, gradual change, growth, headway, hum, improvement,
     intensification, lengthening, lift, line, lineage,
     logical sequence, maintenance, maturation, melioration, mend,
     mending, monotone, natural development, natural growth, nexus,
     nonviolent change, order, order of succession, pendulum,
     periodicity, perpetuation, perseverance, persistence, pickup,
     plenum, posteriority, postposition, powder train, preferment,
     procession, progress, prolongation, promotion, protraction,
     pursuance, queue, range, rank, recovery, recurrence, repetition,
     restoration, reticulation, revival, ripening, rise, rotation,
     round, routine, row, run, scale, sequel, sequence, series,
     single file, spectrum, spread, spreading, staying power,
     straight course, string, subjunction, succession, successiveness,
     suffixation, sustained action, sustenance, swath, thread, tier,
     train, unfolding, uninterrupted course, unremittingness, upbeat,
     upgrowth, uplift, upping, upswing, uptrend, upward mobility, way,

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