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EtymologyEdit

From the Middle French progressif, from the Latin prōgressīvus, from prōgredior (perfect participial stem: prōgress-) +‎ -īvus.

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progressive (comparative more progressive, superlative most progressive)

  1. Favouring or promoting progress; advanced.
  2. Gradually advancing in extent; increasing.
  3. Promoting or favoring progress towards improved conditions or new policies, ideas or methods.
    a progressive politician
    progressive business leadership
  4. Of or relating to progressive education.
    a progressive school
  5. (of an income tax or other tax) Increasing in rate as the taxable amount increases.
  6. Advancing in severity.
    progressive paralysis
  7. liberal (politically)
  8. (grammar) continuous

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NounEdit

progressive (plural progressives)

  1. A person who actively favors or strives for progress towards improved conditions, as in society or government.
  2. (grammar) A progressive verb; a verb used the progressive tense and generally conjugated as to end in -ing.

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Further readingEdit

  • "progressive" in Raymond Williams, Keywords (revised), 1983, Fontana Press, page 243.

FrenchEdit

AdjectiveEdit

progressive

  1. feminine singular of progressif

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progressive

  1. inflected form of progressiv

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progressive

  1. Feminine plural form of progressivo

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prōgressive

  1. vocative masculine singular of prōgressivus