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What is the difference between 「進行」and「進歩」? In what situations are they used ?

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  • proceed — 進行 — progress — 進歩 — advance(ment) Jan 25, 2016 at 17:28

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  • 進歩 is advancement to a higher/better/improved stage. Mainly used with scientific/technical ideas. 科学の進歩, コンピュータの進歩, 進歩したエンジン.

  • 進行 is:

    • progress to a advanced (often worse) stage: 癌の進行, 環境破壊が進行した
    • progress of a plan, procedure, task, etc: 予定の進行, 結婚式の進行, 研究の進行状況
    • running/moving of a train, car, etc: 列車の進行, 進行方向の安全確認
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