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Dictionary definition for: Progressive

1. (n) a tense of verbs used in describing action that is on-going

2. (a) favoring or promoting progress; "progressive schools"

3. (n) a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties

4. (s) favoring or promoting reform (often by government action)

5. (a) (of taxes) adjusted so that the rate increases as the amount increases

6. (s) gradually advancing in extent

7. (s) advancing in severity; "progressive paralysis"

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