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Definitions of progressive

  1. a tense of verbs used in describing action that is on-going Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. gradually advancing in extent Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. favoring or promoting reform (often by government action) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. advancing in severity; "progressive paralysis" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. favoring or promoting progress; "progressive schools" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. (of taxes) adjusted so that the rate increases as the amount increases Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. Of or pertaining to the Progressive party. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. Moving forward; proceeding onward; advancing; evincing progress; increasing; as, progressive motion or course; -- opposed to retrograde. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. Improving; as, art is in a progressive state. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. Moving forward; making or favoring advancement or improvement. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. One who believes in, and works for, changes and reforms, especially in political matters: Progressive Party, a political party formed in 1912 by Theodore Roosevelt. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. Going forward, advancing; noting the course of a disease, especially, when unqualified, an unfavorable course, as progressive paralysis, progressive atrophy. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  14. Applied to gradual intensification or gradual abatement of a disease. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  15. Progressing or moving forward: advancing gradually: improving. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. PROGRESSIVELY. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. PROGRESSIVENESS. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. An advocate of progress. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. A member of the political party formed by Theodore Roosevelt in 1912. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. Moving forward; advancing gradually; improving. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. Moving forward; advancing; improving. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. Ability to take up criticism and follow up along with mindset that of an activist, and not that of a liberal or a radical. thelawdictionary.org
  23. Moving forward, as p. motion; proceeding step by step, successive; p. whist &c. (played by several sets of players at different tables, certain players passing after each round to next table); advancing in social conditions, character, efficiency, &c., as a p. nation; (of disease) continuously increasing; favouring progress or reform, as p. principles, party, whence progressivism n.; (n.) advocate of p. policy. Hence progressively adv., progressiveness n. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
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