progressive

[[t]prəgre̱sɪv[/t]]
progressives
1) ADJ-GRADED Someone who is progressive or has progressive ideas has modern ideas about how things should be done, rather than traditional ones.

...a progressive businessman who had voted for Roosevelt in 1932 and 1936...

Willan was able to point to the progressive changes he had already introduced...

The children go to a progressive school.

Ant:
N-COUNT
A progressive is someone who is progressive.

The Republicans were deeply split between progressives and conservatives.

2) ADJ: usu ADJ n A progressive change happens gradually over a period of time.

One prominent symptom of the disease is progressive loss of memory.

...the progressive development of a common foreign and security policy.

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Derived words:
progressively ADV ADV compar, ADV with v

Her symptoms became progressively worse...

The amount of grant the council received from the Government was progressively reduced.

3) ADJ: ADJ n In grammar, progressive means the same as continuous.

English dictionary. 2008.

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