Essential Meaning of progress
1 : movement forward or toward a place the rapid progress of the ship He made slow progress down the steep cliff.
2 : the process of improving or developing something over a period of time the progress of science The project showed slow but steady progress. See More ExamplesShe offered a progress report. [=a report about how much work has been done on something] We're not finished yet, but we're making progress. [=we are moving forward in our work; our work is proceeding/progressing]
Full Definition of progress
(Entry 1 of 2)
1a(1) : a royal journey marked by pomp and pageant
(2) : a state procession
b : a tour or circuit made by an official (such as a judge)
c : an expedition, journey, or march through a region
2 : a forward or onward movement (as to an objective or to a goal) : advance
3 : gradual betterment especially : the progressive development of humankind
progressed; progressing; progresses
Definition of progress (Entry 2 of 2)
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