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Dictionary Definition

progressive adj
1 favoring or promoting progress; "progressive schools" [ant: regressive]
2 favoring or promoting reform (often by government action) [syn: reformist, reform-minded]
3 (of taxes) adjusted so that the rate increases as the amount increases [ant: regressive]
4 gradually advancing in extent
5 advancing in severity; "progressive paralysis"

Noun

1 a tense of verbs used in describing action that is on-going [syn: progressive tense, imperfect, imperfect tense, continuous tense]
2 a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties [syn: liberal] [ant: conservative]

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English

Adjective

  1. Favouring or promoting progress; advanced
  2. Gradually advancing in extent; increasing
  3. Promoting or favoring progress toward better conditions or new policies, ideas, or methods
    a progressive politician
    progressive business leadership
  4. Of or relating to a Progressive Party
    "This is history we have made," said Dexter Randall, a 59-year-old dairy farmer and newly elected Progressive representative from North Troy.http://www.progressiveparty.org/news/view/?id=66
  5. Of or relating to progressive education
    a progressive school.
  6. Increasing in rate as the taxable amount increases
    a progressive income tax.
  7. Advancing in severity
    progressive paralysis.
  8. euphemism for obscene
    a progressive picture.

Translations

Favouring or promoting progress; advanced
Gradually advancing in extent; increasing
Promoting or favoring progress toward better conditions or new policies, ideas, or methods
Of or relating to a Progressive Party
Of or relating to progressive education
Increasing in rate as the taxable amount increases
Advancing in severity
euphemism for obscene

Noun

progressive
  1. A person who actively favors or strives for progress toward better conditions, as in society or government.

Translations

A person who actively favors or strives for progress toward better conditions, as in society or government

Italian

Adjective

progressive
  1. Feminine plural form of progressivo

Extensive Definition

Progressive is an adjectival form of progress and may refer to:
In politics:
  • Progressivism, a political movement/ideology with origins in early 20th century America
  • Progressive Era, period of reform in the United States which lasted from the 1890s through the 1920s
  • Progressive Party, name of several different active and inactive political parties across the world
  • Progressive tax, tax imposed so that the tax rate increases as the amount to which the rate is applied increases
  • The Progressive, left-wing monthly magazine
In business:
In music:
In religion:
  • Progressive creationism, form of Old Earth creationism that accepts that new species have appeared successively over earth's long history
  • Progressive Judaism, umbrella term for all strands of Judaism which do not view halakha as having normative status
  • Progressive revelation, core teaching of the Bahá'í Faith that flows from central teachings of the religion
  • Progressive Christianity, a movement within contemporary Protestantism characterized by willingness to question tradition, acceptance of human diversity, and strong emphasis on social justice
  • Progressive Islam, a modern liberal interpretation of Islam
In sports:
  • Progressive Field (originally Jacobs Field), home of the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball
In technology:
In other fields:
  • Progressive illness, an illness that gradually progresses, generally to the worse.
  • Progressive aspect, grammatical aspect that expresses incomplete action in progress at a specific time
  • Progressive chess, chess variant in which players play progressively longer series of moves
  • Progressive function, function in mathematics
  • Progressive jackpot, jackpot for a gaming machine where the value of the jackpot increases a small amount for every game played
  • Progressive lenses, corrective lenses used in eyeglasses to correct presbyopia and other disorders of accommodation
  • Progressive shifting, technique for changing gears commonly practiced by drivers of semi-trailer trucks
  • Progressive stamping, metalworking method that can encompass punching, coining, and bending metal raw material

See also

progressive in German: Progressive
progressive in French: Progressif
progressive in Korean: 프로그레시브
progressive in Italian: Progressive (disambigua)
progressive in Japanese: プログレッシブ

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