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progressive

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adjective pro·gres·sive \prə-ˈgre-siv\

Definition of progressive

  1. 1a :  of, relating to, or characterized by progressb :  making use of or interested in new ideas, findings, or opportunitiesc :  of, relating to, or constituting an educational theory marked by emphasis on the individual child, informality of classroom procedure, and encouragement of self-expression

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or characterized by progression

  3. 3 :  moving forward or onward :  advancing

  4. 4a :  increasing in extent or severity a progressive diseaseb :  increasing in rate as the base increases a progressive tax

  5. 5 often capitalized :  of or relating to political Progressives

  6. 6 :  of, relating to, or constituting a verb form that expresses action or state in progress at the time of speaking or a time spoken of

  7. 7 :  of, relating to, or being a multifocal lens with a gradual transition between focal lengths progressive bifocals

  8. 8 :  or, relating to, or using a method of video scanning (as for television or a computer monitor) in which the horizontal lines of each frame are drawn successively from top to bottom — compare interlaced

progressively

adverb

progressiveness

noun

Examples of progressive in a Sentence

  1. the progressive movements of the hands of a clock

  2. progressive forms of animal life

14th Century

First Known Use of progressive

14th century


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progressive

noun pro·gres·sive

Definition of progressive

  1. 1a :  one that is progressiveb :  one believing in moderate political change and especially social improvement by governmental action

  2. 2 capitalized :  a member of any of various U.S. political parties: such asa :  a member of a predominantly agrarian minor party that around 1912 split off from the Republicans; specifically :  bull mooseb :  a follower of Robert M. La Follette in the presidential campaign of 1924c :  a follower of Henry A. Wallace in the presidential campaign of 1948

Examples of progressive in a Sentence

  1. Believe is never used in the progressive.

1844

First Known Use of progressive

1844



PROGRESSIVE Defined for English Language Learners

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progressive

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adjective pro·gres·sive \prə-ˈgre-siv\

Definition of progressive for English Language Learners

  • : moving forward

  • : happening or developing gradually over a period of time

  • : using or interested in new or modern ideas especially in politics and education

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progressive

noun pro·gres·sive

Definition of progressive for English Language Learners

  • : a person who favors new or modern ideas especially in politics and education


PROGRESSIVE Defined for Kids

progressive

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adjective pro·gres·sive \prə-ˈgre-siv\

Definition of progressive for Students

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or showing advancement a progressive city

  2. 2 :  taking place gradually or step by step a progressive disease

  3. 3 :  favoring gradual political change and social improvement by action of the government

progressively

adverb

Medical Dictionary

progressive

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adjective pro·gres·sive \prə-ˈgres-iv\

Medical Definition of progressive

  1. 1:  increasing in extent or severity a progressive disease

  2. 2:  of, relating to, or being a multifocal lens with a gradual transition between focal lengths progressive bifocals

progressively

adverb

Law Dictionary

progressive

adjective pro·gres·sive

Legal Definition of progressive

  1. :  increasing in rate as the base increases a progressive tax



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