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1. The principles and practices of political progressives.
2. Progressive education.

pro·gres′siv·ist n.
pro·gres′siv·is′tic adj.


(prəˈgrɛs əˌvɪz əm)

1. the principles and practices of progressives.
2. (cap.) the doctrines and beliefs of a Progressive Party.
pro•gres′siv•ist, n., adj.


1. Also called progressionism, progressism. the principles and practices of those advocating progress, change, or reform, especially in political matters.
2. (cap.) the doctrines and beliefs of the Progressive party in America. — progressivist, n.
See also: Politics
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Noun1.progressivism - the political orientation of those who favor progress toward better conditions in government and society
ideology, political orientation, political theory - an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation
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History, however, shows no great progressive movement unaccompanied by exaggerations and extravagances.
In the main, perhaps, it has been a reactionary and troublesome movement in the cities, and a progressive movement among the farmers.
With a positive attitude towards the issues of the country, the Expediency Council should contribute to this progressive movement of the Islamic system," the Supreme Leader said in a meeting with the chairman and members of the Expediency Council Sunday night.
lt;span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Beck calls Soros the "Progressive Puppet Master" who funds the progressive movement that has allegedly been destroying America for decades.
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An ordained minister in the American Baptist Church, Wallis is the founder of Sojourners magazine and the progressive movement Call to Renewal.
With so much energy and determination marshaled in 2004, the rest of this decade could be to the progressive movement what the decade of the 1970s was to conservatives.
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The second major predicate of the Nader campaign is that establishing the Green Party will help build the progressive movement in America.
Kushner: I always think that in any progressive movement there's going to be people who work primarily in kind of a hyperbolic key, and anything that they say is going to need the leavening of a dialectical sensibility.
3) Soon firmly committed to the progressive movement in education, Rugg figured prominently in Teachers College's John Dewey Society and in its journal The Social Frontier which became "the leading voice of educational reform.
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