What does progression mean?

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Noun
  1. The act of moving from one thing to another.
  2. The act of moving forward or proceeding in a course; motion onward.
  3. (mathematics) A sequence obtained by adding or multiplying each term by a constant.
  4. Development, increase, evolution.
  5. (music) chord progression
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If Graham had stayed, he would have approved of that gradual progression, but warned against the dangers of moving too fast, of doing too well.
Identification of the organism and treatment will prevent progression to meningitis, endocarditis or other complications.
During the exudative phase, chest radiographs reveal a progression from diffuse interstitial infiltrates to diffuse, fluffy, alveolar opacities.
Two brothers, who apparently had congenital erythropenia with no signs of progression of the condition and no need of therapy, are described.
The extra measure of this nine-measure theme is created by a small expansion of the cadential progression.
The Federal Drug Administration says that if disease progression requires that a device be explanted, that is a reportable event.

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