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Adjective
/prəˈgresiv/,
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Happening or developing gradually or in stages; proceeding step by step,
  1. Happening or developing gradually or in stages; proceeding step by step
    • - a progressive decline in popularity
  2. (of a disease or ailment) Increasing in severity or extent
    • - progressive liver failure
  3. (of taxation or a tax) Increasing as a proportion of the sum taxed as that sum increases
    • - steeply progressive income taxes
  4. (of a card game or dance) Involving a series of sections for which participants successively change place or relative position

  5. Engaging in or constituting forward motion

  6. (of a group, person, or idea) Favoring or implementing social reform or new, liberal ideas
    • - a relatively progressive governor
  7. Favoring or promoting change or innovation
    • - a progressive art school
  8. Relating to or denoting a style of rock music popular esp. in the 1980s and characterized by classical influences, the use of keyboard instruments, and lengthy compositions

  9. Denoting an aspect or tense of a verb that expresses an action in progress, e.g., am writing, was writing

Noun
  1. A person advocating or implementing social reform or new, liberal ideas

  2. A progressive tense or aspect
    • - the present progressive
  3. Each of a set of proofs of color work, showing all the colors separately and the cumulative effect of overprinting them


  1. favoring or promoting progress; "progressive schools"
  2. a tense of verbs used in describing action that is on-going
  3. favoring or promoting reform (often by government action)
  4. liberal: a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties
  5. (of taxes) adjusted so that the rate increases as the amount of income increases
  6. gradually advancing in extent
  7. The term progressive, in electronic dance music, refers to a variety of 1990s musical genres that tended to break away from the electronic simplicity of their origins and derive onto new, experimental grounds. ...
  8. The Progressive Corporation , known as the Progressive Casualty Insurance Company through its subsidiaries, provides personal automobile insurance, and other specialty property-casualty insurance and related services in the United States.
  9. Progressive is Kalafina's sixth single. It is their first single which has no tie-in.
  10. The continuous and progressive aspects (abbreviated and) are grammatical aspects that express incomplete action in progress at a specific time: they are non-habitual, imperfective aspects. ...
  11. The Progressive is an American monthly magazine of politics, culture and progressivism with a pronounced liberal perspective on some issues. Known for its pacifism, it has strongly opposed military interventions, such as the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003. ...
  12. (Progressives) Progressivism is a political attitude favoring or advocating changes or reform. Progressivism is often viewed in opposition to conservative or reactionary ideologies. ...
  13. (progression) Moving from one thing to another
  14. (Progressives) color proofs taken at each stage of printing showing each color printed singly and then superimposed on the preceding color.
  15. (Progressives) (Informal) Progressive Proofs: set of printers' proofs, usually of colour work, showing how the final result is made up in steps from the 'Four Colours'. (Informal) 'Progs'. See also terms with 'Colour' & 'Proof'.
  16. (Progressives) A collection of sample forgings taken following the first and subsequent blows of the forging sequence. Also known as a progression.
  17. (Progressives) A set of colour proofs where each of the CMYK process colours is printed separately and in combination with the other colours – so you get a C proof, a C+M proof, a C+Y, a C+K, and so on. ...
  18. (Progressives) Bays of machines in which play from each of the machines contribute a small portion of the coin-in to a jackpot assigned to a particular hand. Most progressives have a royal flush jackpot. The pot increases each time a hand is played. ...
  19. (Progressives) Bi-focal or multi-focal lenses with no visible lines.
  20. (Progressives) Farmers and ranchers opposed to big Eastern-based money trusts and conservatives in the government during the late 1800s and early 1900s.
  21. (Progressives) Games featuring a progressive jackpot that increases until it is won. Many of the larger jackpots are accumulated across several casinos meaning a player at one who wins it can affect it for all members of other casinos in that group but an apology is unlikely.
  22. (Progressives) Political party in Israel, established in October 1948 through unification of Haoved Hatzioni, Aliya Hadasha and the Union of General Zionists (A) (q.v.).
  23. (progression) An appraisal principle that states that, between dissimilar properties, the value of the lesser-quality property is favorably affected by the presence of the better-quality property. (See appraisal)
  24. (progression) Increase in the size of a tumor or spread of cancer in the body.
  25. (Progression (local and/or metastatic)) A change in the status indicating continuing growth or regrowth of the cancer, either within the prostate (local) or systemic spread (metastatic).