Meaning of PROGRESSIVE in English

PROGRESSIVE

transcription, транскрипция: [ prəgresɪv ]

( progressives)

1.

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...

The children go to a progressive school.

≠ conservative

ADJ

A progressive is someone who is progressive.

The Republicans were deeply split between progressives and conservatives.

≠ conservative

N-COUNT

2.

A progressive change happens gradually over a period of time.

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

= gradual

≠ sudden

ADJ : usu ADJ n

• pro‧gres‧sive‧ly

Her symptoms became progressively worse...

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

= gradually

ADV : ADV compar , ADV with v

3.

In grammar, progressive means the same as continuous .

ADJ : ADJ n

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