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pro·gres·sive

 (prə-grĕs′ĭv)
adj.
1. Moving forward; advancing.
2. Proceeding in steps; continuing steadily by increments: progressive change.
3. Open to or favoring new ideas, policies, or methods: a progressive politician; progressive business leadership.
4. Progressive Of or relating to a Progressive Party: the Progressive platform of 1924.
5. Of or relating to progressive education: a progressive school.
6. Increasing in rate as the taxable amount increases: a progressive income tax.
7. Tending to become more severe or wider in scope: progressive paralysis.
8. Grammar Designating a verb form that expresses an action or condition in progress.
9. Music Of or being a style that emphasizes virtuoso technique, rhythmic and melodic complexity, and unconventional forms and instrumentation: progressive rock; progressive jazz.
n.
1. A person who is open to or favors new ideas, policies, or methods, especially in politics.
2. Progressive A member or supporter of a Progressive Party.
3. Grammar A progressive verb form.

pro·gres′sive·ly adv.
pro·gres′sive·ness n.

progressive

(prəˈɡrɛsɪv)
adj
1. of or relating to progress
2. proceeding or progressing by steps or degrees
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (often capital) favouring or promoting political or social reform through government action, or even revolution, to improve the lot of the majority: a progressive policy.
4. (Education) denoting or relating to an educational system that allows flexibility in learning procedures, based on activities determined by the needs and capacities of the individual child, the aim of which is to integrate academic with social development
5. (Economics) (of a tax or tax system) graduated so that the rate increases relative to the amount taxed. Compare regressive2
6. (Pathology) (esp of a disease) advancing in severity, complexity, or extent
7. (Card Games) (of a dance, card game, etc) involving a regular change of partners after one figure, one game, etc
8. (Grammar) denoting an aspect of verbs in some languages, including English, used to express prolonged or continuous activity as opposed to momentary or habitual activity: a progressive aspect of the verb "to walk" is "is walking.".
n
9. a person who advocates progress, as in education, politics, etc
10. (Grammar)
a. the progressive aspect of a verb
b. a verb in this aspect
proˈgressively adv
proˈgressiveness n
proˈgressivism n
proˈgressivist n

Progressive

(prəˈɡrɛsɪv)
n
1. (Historical Terms) history US a member or supporter of a Progressive Party
2. (Historical Terms) Canadian history a member or supporter of a chiefly agrarian reform movement advocating the nationalization of railways, low tariffs, an end to party politics, and similar measures: important in the early 1920s
adj
(Historical Terms) of, relating to, or characteristic of a Progressive Party, Progressive movement, or Progressives

pro•gres•sive

(prəˈgrɛs ɪv)

adj.
1. advocating progress or reform, esp. in political and social matters.
2. employing or advocating more liberal ideas, new methods, etc.: a progressive community.
3. noting or characterized by progress, progression, reform, innovation, etc.
4. (cap.) of or pertaining to a Progressive Party.
5. going forward or onward; passing successively from one stage to the next.
6. continuously increasing in extent or severity, as a disease.
7. pertaining to a form of taxation in which the rate increases as taxable income increases.
8. pertaining to or practicing progressive education: progressive schools.
9. of or designating a verb tense, aspect, or form typically used to indicate that an action or event is, was, or will be going on at some temporal point of reference.
n.
10. a person who favors progress or reform, as in politics.
11. (cap.) a member of a Progressive Party.
12.
a. the progressive tense or aspect.
b. a verb form or construction in the progressive tense or aspect, as am listening or was sleeping.
[1600–10]
pro•gres′sive•ly, adv.
pro•gres′sive•ness, pro•gres•siv•i•ty (ˌproʊ grɛˈsɪv ɪ ti) n.

progressive

Used to describe a verb form that expresses an action that is prolonged or continuous, as in “We are walking.”
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.progressive - a tense of verbs used in describing action that is on-going
tense - a grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time
present progressive, present progressive tense - a tense used to express action that is on-going at the time of utterance
past progressive, past progressive tense - a progressive tense used to describe on-going action in the past; "`I had been running' is an example of the past progressive"
future progressive, future progressive tense - a progressive tense used to express action that will be on-going in the future; "`I will be running' is an example of the future progressive"
2.progressive - a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil libertiesprogressive - a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties
adult, grownup - a fully developed person from maturity onward
armchair liberal - a person of liberal ideals who takes no action to realize them
latitudinarian - a person who is broad-minded and tolerant (especially in standards of religious belief and conduct)
neoliberal - a liberal who subscribes to neoliberalism
pluralist - someone who believes that distinct ethnic or cultural or religious groups can exist together in society
Whig - a member of the political party that urged social reform in 18th and 19th century England; was the opposition party to the Tories
Adj.1.progressive - favoring or promoting progress; "progressive schools"
forward - at or near or directed toward the front; "the forward section of the aircraft"; "a forward plunge down the stairs"; "forward motion"
industrial - having highly developed industries; "the industrial revolution"; "an industrial nation"
regressive - opposing progress; returning to a former less advanced state
2.progressive - favoring or promoting reform (often by government action)
governing, government activity, government, governance, administration - the act of governing; exercising authority; "regulations for the governing of state prisons"; "he had considerable experience of government"
liberal - tolerant of change; not bound by authoritarianism, orthodoxy, or tradition
3.progressive - (of taxes) adjusted so that the rate increases as the amount of income increases
revenue enhancement, tax, taxation - charge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government
regressive - (of taxes) adjusted so that the rate decreases as the amount of income increases
4.progressive - gradually advancing in extent
increasing - becoming greater or larger; "increasing prices"
5.progressive - (of a card game or a dance) involving a series of sections for which the participants successively change place or relative position; "progressive euchre"; "progressive tournaments"
ordered - having a systematic arrangement; especially having elements succeeding in order according to rule; "an ordered sequence"
6.progressive - advancing in severity; "progressive paralysis"
active - tending to become more severe or wider in scope; "active tuberculosis"

progressive

adjective
2. growing, continuing, increasing, developing, advancing, accelerating, ongoing, continuous, intensifying, escalating One symptom of the disease is a progressive loss of memory.
noun
1. reformer, liberal, reformist, libertarian, innovator, progressivist, progressionist The Republicans were split between progressives and conservatives.

progressive

adjective
1. Ahead of current trends or customs:
2. Not narrow or conservative in thought, expression, or conduct:
3. Favoring civil liberties and social progress:
noun
A person with liberal political opinions:
Translations
تَقَدُّميصيغَة الفِعْل المُسْتَمِرمُتَقَدِّم، تَصاعُديمُسْتَمِر
pokrokovýpostupujícíprůběhovostprůběhový
fremadskridendeprogressivudvidet tid
kifejlõdõprogresszív
framsækinnstigvaxandi
pokrokovýpostupujúcipriebehový
napredennapredujočprogresiven
çağdaşdevam edengittikçe artanilerleyensürekli zaman

progressive

[prəˈgresɪv]
A. ADJ
1. (= increasing) → progresivo
2. (Pol) → progresista
B. N (= person) → progresista mf

progressive

[prəʊˈgrɛsɪv]
adj
[ideas, approach, organization] → progressiste
[person] → progressiste
[change, development] → progressif/ive
n [person] → progressiste m/f

progressive

adj
(= increasing)zunehmend; disease etcfortschreitend; actionallmählich steigernd, fortschreitend; paralysis, taxationprogressiv; progressive form/tense (Gram) → Verlaufsform f
(= favouring progress)progressiv, fortschrittlich; (Mus) → progressiv
n (= person)Progressive(r) mf

progressive

[prəˈgrɛsɪv] adj
a. (increasing, disease, taxation) → progressivo/a
b. (favouring progress, idea, party) → progressista

progress

(ˈprəugres) , ((American) ˈpro-) noun
1. movement forward; advance. the progress of civilization.
2. improvement. The students are making (good) progress.
(prəˈgres) verb
1. to go forward. We had progressed only a few miles when the car broke down.
2. to improve. Your French is progressing.
proˈgressive (-siv) adjective
1. developing and advancing by stages. a progressive illness.
2. using, or favouring, new methods. progressive education; The new headmaster is very progressive.
3. (grammar) (also continuous) (of a verb tense or form) indicating an activity that is, was, or will be continuing at some period of time. The progressive form of a verb is be + verb-ing (= be + present participle) (eg is working, was waiting, have been dancing).
noun
the progressive (tense) (also the continuous tense). The sentence `They were watching TV'. is in the progressive.
proˈgressively adverb
proˈgressiveness noun
in progress
happening; taking place. There is a meeting in progress.

pro·gres·sive

a. progresivo-a, que avanza.

progressive

adj progresivo
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The Progressive Euchre Club arranged with the Vannis for the exclusive use of the floor on Tuesday and Friday nights.
Now she caught the low undertone, as of the wind sinking down to repose itself; then ascended with it, as it rose through progressive gradations of sweetness and power, until its volume seemed to envelop her with an atmosphere of awe and solemn grandeur.
For, not to hint of this: that it is an inference from certain canonic teachings, that while some natural enjoyments here shall have no children born to them for the other world, but, on the contrary, shall be followed by the joy-childlessness of all hell's despair; whereas, some guilty mortal miseries shall still fertilely beget to themselves an eternally progressive progeny of griefs beyond the grave; not at all to hint of this, there still seems an inequality in the deeper analysis of the thing.
When Wilson had at last finished his tedious and difficult work, he arranged his results according to a plan in which a progressive order and sequence was a principal feature; then he added to the batch several pantograph enlargements which he had made from time to time in bygone years.
Thir wandring course now high, now low, then hid, Progressive, retrograde, or standing still, In six thou seest, and what if sev'nth to these The Planet Earth, so stedfast though she seem, Insensibly three different Motions move?
But at the same time the reader can hardly conceive my astonishment, to behold an island in the air, inhabited by men, who were able (as it should seem) to raise or sink, or put it into progressive motion, as they pleased.
In the main, perhaps, it has been a reactionary and troublesome movement in the cities, and a progressive movement among the farmers.
The apportionment, in the first instance, and the progressive extinguishment afterward, would be alike productive of ill-humor and animosity.
The attempt has awakened fully the public attention to that important subject; and has led to investigations which must terminate in a thorough and universal conviction, not only that the constitution has provided the most effectual guards against danger from that quarter, but that nothing short of a Constitution fully adequate to the national defense and the preservation of the Union, can save America from as many standing armies as it may be split into States or Confederacies, and from such a progressive augmentation, of these establishments in each, as will render them as burdensome to the properties and ominous to the liberties of the people, as any establishment that can become necessary, under a united and efficient government, must be tolerable to the former and safe to the latter.
The rhythmical and, if I may so say, well-modulated undulation of the back in our ladies of Circular rank is envied and imitated by the wife of a common Equilateral, who can achieve nothing beyond a mere monotonous swing, like the ticking of a pendulum; and the regular tick of the Equilateral is no less admired and copied by the wife of the progressive and aspiring Isosceles, in the females of whose family no "back-motion" of any kind has become as yet a necessity of life.
His misery, if it were not progressive, yet tended in no way to diminish; for in proportion as grief and indignation abated, fear began to take their place.
And you really believe the result would be still more sure with us than in the East, and in the midst of our fogs and rains a man would habituate himself more easily than in a warm latitude to this progressive absorption of poison?

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