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Definition of procession noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] a line of people or vehicles that move along slowly, especially as part of a ceremony; the act of moving in this way a funeral procession a torchlight procession The procession made its way down the hill. Groups of unemployed people from all over the country marched in procession to the capital.
  2. 2[countable] a number of people who come one after the other A procession of waiters appeared bearing trays of food.
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