COURSE | Meaning & Definition for UK English |

  • 1.1

    The way in which something progresses or develops.

    ‘the course of history’

    • ‘Once respiratory or renal disease develops, the course is usually rapidly progressive.’
    • ‘We'll of course be back to you if any developments occur during the course of this program.’
    • ‘It has characters that are compelling, sympathetic and which develop over the course of the plot.’
    • ‘How do you feel about how Irish cinema has developed over the course of your career?’
    • ‘Labor believes that the true course for world progress lies in it being run cooperatively.’
    • ‘He vows to defy the logic of time and arrange the course of history according to his liking.’
    • ‘Secondly, Honda will push along its development over the course of a season, so it is constantly improving.’
    • ‘These extinctions become a problem to solve rather than the natural course of things.’
    • ‘However, pursuit of such a course can only lead to dependency and loss of control.’
    • ‘Postoperatively, the patient's course was unremarkable.’
    • ‘The human race is on a course of discovering a new and unknown power hidden within.’


    , development, progress, advance, advancement, evolution, unfolding, flow, movement, continuity, sequence, order, succession, rise, march, furtherance, forwarding, proceeding

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