Definition of progression noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    progression

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    noun
    BrE BrE//prəˈɡreʃn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//prəˈɡreʃn//
     
     
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] the process of developing gradually from one stage or state to another opportunities for career progression the rapid progression of the disease progression (from something) (to something) a natural progression from childhood to adolescence
  2. 2[countable] a number of things that come in a series
  3. see also arithmetic progression, geometric progression
    Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French, from Latin progressio(n-), from the verb progredi, from pro- ‘forward’ + gradi ‘to walk’.Extra examples By a logical progression of thought, she worked out why the remark had caused offence. Her progression through the grades of the civil service had been rapid. It seemed like a natural progression from singing to acting as a career. his progression from awkward teenager to handsome movie star his steady upward progression within the company one of the later stages in the progression of the disease Her progression through the ranks had been rapid. The medication halts the rapid progression of the disease. This is all part of the natural progression from childhood to adolescence. What are the opportunities for career progression?
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