Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun procession

3 senses of procession

Sense 1
emanation, rise, procession -- ((theology) the origination of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost; "the emanation of the Holy Spirit"; "the rising of the Holy Ghost"; "the doctrine of the procession of the Holy Spirit from the Father and the Son")
       => origin, origination, inception -- (an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events)

Sense 2
procession -- (the group action of a collection of people or animals or vehicles moving ahead in more or less regular formation; "processions were forbidden")
       => group action -- (action taken by a group of people)
       => collection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblage -- (several things grouped together or considered as a whole)

Sense 3
progress, progression, procession, advance, advancement, forward motion, onward motion -- (the act of moving forward (as toward a goal))
       => motion, movement, move -- (the act of changing location from one place to another; "police controlled the motion of the crowd"; "the movement of people from the farms to the cities"; "his move put him directly in my path")

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