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noun [countable] procession pronunciation in American English /prəˈseʃ(ə)n/ 
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pluralprocessions
  1. 1
    a line of people or vehicles moving in a slow and formal way as part of an event

    The anniversary was marked in 1689 with a huge procession through London.

    in procession:

    About 10,000 women, carrying pots of milk on their heads, walked in procession from one temple to another.

    1. a.
      used about people or vehicles that are moving in a line

      She watched the sad little procession leave the station.

  2. 2
    a series of people or things

    There seemed to be an endless procession of boyfriends knocking on her door.

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