progressive

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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. (politics) Liberal.
  5. (education) Of or relating to progressive education.
    a progressive school
  6. (of an income tax or other tax) Increasing in rate as the taxable amount increases.
  7. Advancing in severity.
    progressive paralysis
  8. (grammar) Continuous.

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Noun[edit]

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 reading[edit]

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

French[edit]

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progressive

  1. feminine singular of progressif

German[edit]

Adjective[edit]

progressive

  1. inflection of progressiv:
    1. strong/mixed nominative/accusative feminine singular
    2. strong nominative/accusative plural
    3. weak nominative all-gender singular
    4. weak accusative feminine/neuter singular

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progressive (comparative plus progressive, superlative le plus progressive)

  1. progressive, gradually increasing, progressing

Italian[edit]

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progressive

  1. feminine plural of progressivo

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

prōgressīve

  1. vocative masculine singular of prōgressīvus