(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Moving forward
Nouns — progression, progress, progressiveness; motion; advance, advancing, advancement; ongoing, chain; floodtide, headway; march (see travel). See continuity, time.
Verbs — progress, advance, proceed; get on, get along, get under way; gain ground; go with the stream, current, or tide; hold or keep one's course; push or press on, forward, or ahead, go, move, go along, pass on; make one's way, work one's way; make progress or headway; make rapid strides; gain leeway. Slang, go great guns, get rolling, get cracking.
Adjectives — advancing, progressing, progressive, advanced.
Adverbs — progressively; forward, onward, along; forth, on, ahead; under way; en route, on one's way, on the move, on the [high] road; in progress.
Quotations — Men must walk at least before they dance (Alexander Pope), Belief in progress is a doctrine of idlers and Belgians. It is the individual relying upon his neighbors to do his work (Charles Baudelaire), All progress depends on the unreasonable man (G. B. Shaw), That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind (Neil Armstrong), Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork? (Stanislaw J. Lec).
Antonyms, see regression.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Improvement]
Syn. progress, rise, change; see improvement 1 .
2. [Sequence]
Syn. order, succession, series; see sequence 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
progress, succession, sequence, cycle, forward march, headway, continuance.
ANT.: regression, recession
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. Forward movement: advance, advancement, furtherance, headway, march1, progress. See BETTER, FORWARD. 2. A number of things placed or occurring one after the other: chain, consecution, course, order, procession, round, run, sequence, series, string, succession, suite, train. Informal: streak. See ORDER.

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