(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. channel, passage; march, progression; mode, method; curriculum (see learning); circuit. —v. i. run, flow (see fluidity).
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A route]
Syn. direction, passage, path, way; see route 1 , way 2 .
2. [A prepared way, especially for racing]
Syn. track, trail, ski trail, racecourse; see road 1 , track 1 .
3. [A plan of study]
Syn. course of study, subject, studies, curriculum, matriculation, program, specialty, major, minor, area, field, discipline; see also education 1 .
4. [A series of lessons]
Syn. class, subject, classes, lectures, seminar, sessions, colloquia, required course, requirement, elective, refresher course, crash course, gut course*; see also class 3 .
5. [A way of proceeding]
Syn. progression, sequence, course of action, mode of conduct; see development 2 , plan 2 , way 3 .
as a matter of course,
Syn. ordinarily, routinely, naturally, customarily; see customarily , regularly 1 .
in due course,
Syn. in due time, when proper, eventually, in the natural course of events; see appropriately , finally 2 , ultimately .
in the course of,
Syn. during, in the process of, when; see during , while 1 .
of course,
Syn. certainly, by all means, indeed; see surely , yes .
off course,
Syn. misdirected, erratic, going the wrong way; see lost 1 , wrong 2 .
on course,
Syn. on target, correct, going in the right direction; see accurate 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
1. progression way, advance, proceeding, passage, flow.
2. route path, trail, way, channel, run, track.
3. procedure mode, plan, scheme, policy.
4. class curriculum, subject, program, lessons.
run, flow, traverse, race, rush, surge, speed, tumble.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. A method used in dealing with something: approach, attack, line, modus operandi, plan, procedure, tack, technique. See MEANS. 2. A number of things placed or occurring one after the other: chain, consecution, order, procession, progression, round, run, sequence, series, string, succession, suite, train. Informal: streak. See ORDER. 3. The compass direction in which a ship or an aircraft moves: bearing, heading, vector. See APPROACH. II verb To move freely as a liquid: circulate, flow, run, stream. See MOVE.

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