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Main Entry: 1pro·gres·sive
Pronunciation: prschwa-primarystressgres-iv
Function: adjective
1 a : of, relating to, or showing progress or progression b : making use of or interested in new ideas <a progressive city> c : of or relating to an educational theory emphasizing informal classrooms and encouraging self-expression <a progressive school>
2 a : moving forward or onward : ADVANCING <the progressive movements of the hands of a clock> b : spreading and becoming worse <a progressive disease> c : increasing in rate as the base amount increases <a progressive tax>
3 : of, relating to, or being a verb form that expresses action or state in progress at the time of speaking or a time spoken of <am seeing and is being seen are progressive forms>
- pro·gres·sive·ly adverb
- pro·gres·sive·ness noun

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