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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.
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Adv.1.progressively - advancing in amount or intensity; "she became increasingly depressed"
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Translations
باسْتِمْرار
postupně
gradvist
haladvaprogresszív módon
stig af stigi
giderekgittikçe

progressively

[prəˈgresɪvlɪ] ADVprogresivamente, poco a poco
it diminishes progressivelydisminuye progresivamente or poco a poco
it's getting progressively betterva mejorando poco a poco
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progressively

[prəʊˈgrɛsɪvli] adv [improve, reduce] → progressivement
to become progressively worse → empirer progressivement
to get progressively more difficult → devenir progressivement plus difficile
The exercises got progressively more difficult → Les exercices devenaient progressivement plus difficiles.progress report nrapport m périodique
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

progressively

advzunehmend; he is becoming progressively more addicteder wird zunehmend or immer abhängiger
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progressively

[prəˈgrɛsɪvlɪ] advprogressivamente, gradualmente
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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.
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References in classic literature ?
The intervals of silence grew progressively longer; the delays became maddening.
Our business, then, is to overcome progressively this action of gravitation.
Now it is curious how progressively little frets grow and multiply after they once get a start.
But this discovery was so great and overwhelming that all the steps by which I had been progressively led to it were obliterated, and I beheld only the result.
The first year he offered government a million of francs for his release; the second, two; the third, three; and so on progressively. He is now in his fifth year of captivity; he will ask to speak to you in private, and offer you five millions."
The wind had now gone down, but I heard, at lessening intervals and progressively louder, the rumble and roll of thunder.
I would rather have an inferior degree of beauty, of my own choice, and acquired progressively. I would rather abide by my own blunders than by his."
But if we are to think of actual politics as intelligible in the light of the ideal, we must think of that ideal as progressively revealed in history, not as something to be discovered by turning our back on experience and having recourse to abstract reasoning.
This gradual increase in number of the species of a group is strictly conformable with my theory; as the species of the same genus, and the genera of the same family, can increase only slowly and progressively; for the process of modification and the production of a number of allied forms must be slow and gradual,--one species giving rise first to two or three varieties, these being slowly converted into species, which in their turn produce by equally slow steps other species, and so on, like the branching of a great tree from a single stem, till the group becomes large.
'Mother, our House has done less and less for some years past, and our dealings have been progressively on the decline.
Where the old land surveyor had put down woods, lakes, and rivers, they marked out the cleared spaces, and dotted the villages and towns, and calculated the progressively increasing value of the territory, as if there were yet a prospect of its ultimately forming a princedom for themselves.
His force, fit for action, experienced the impatience, the indignation, almost the despair of his vitality arrested, bound, stilled, progressively worn down, frittered away by Time; by that force blind and insensible, which seems inert and yet uses one's life up by its imperceptible action, dropping minute after minute on one's living heart like drops of water wearing down a stone.

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