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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.
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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Noun1.progressiveness - advancement toward better conditions or policies or methods
changeability, changeableness - the quality of being changeable; having a marked tendency to change; "the changeableness of the weather"
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(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).
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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Hardly ever did he pass through his barn without paying homage to his own progressiveness and oozing approval of the mechanical milker, driven by his own electrical dynamo, the James Way stanchions with electric lights above, the individual drinking fountains at the head of each cow, the cork-brick floors, the scrupulously white-washed walls, and the absence of odor, with the one exception of sweet, fermented silage.
The mantra of progressiveness is rooted in the core four principles of the Constitution drafted in Bangladesh after the Liberation War, the minister said, adding that the country is progressing under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as per the dream of her father Bangabandhu.
"The CSC is constitutionally mandated to promote morale, efficiency, integrity, responsiveness, progressiveness and courtesy in the civil service.
Lucas is someone who rightly speaks out when women are generalised or stereotyped - she is a leading campaigner against gender stereotypes in advertising children's toys, for example - but her self-proclaimed progressiveness has taken a backseat when it comes to her desire to pervert the will of the people and stop Brexit.
The challenge perhaps being of lack of will, courage to unite, commitment and resolve to reform and build on our principles of progressiveness and, the ideology of social democracy,' he added.
When asked why he likes to do collaboration dinners with other chefs, Josh Boutwood replied, "It's the platform to share ideas, cultures, and create friendships based around our passion of cooking." Boutwood is a chef's chef, underrated for years as he moved up from being a dishwasher in his mother's restaurant in Boracay, to a line cook in Spain and Sweden, to his current position as corporate executive chef of The Bistro Group, and the acclaimed chef behind Helm and Savage, restaurants that continue to have the food-loving Manila buzzing with their progressiveness. Not one to be selfish with his talent, he is always open to collaborations and has spent time coaching culinary teams for competitions abroad.
Grassroot-level progressiveness is apparent in India now.
You always should look for progressiveness rather just stopping.
One man's psychologist is another man's weirdo - some think it's new-age gobbledygook dressed up as progressiveness for our game.
we are proud of our culture of social progressiveness with a 2:1 women to men employee ratio.
Despite the progressiveness of the policy, it is lagging behind in implementation due to the absence of a holistic vision to solve the problem.
LAHORE: This essay is a humble attempt to address the misunderstandings between Saadat Hasan Manto - who passed away 64 years ago on the 18th of January last month - on the one hand, and Progressiveness or the Progressives on the other.