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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Producer's  rent  \Producer's  rent\  Progressive  \Pro*gress"ive\, 
  a.  (U.  S.  Politics) 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  Progressive  party. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Progressive  \Pro*gress"ive\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  progressif.] 
  1.  Moving  forward;  proceeding  onward;  advancing;  evincing 
  progress;  increasing;  as  progressive  motion  or  course;  -- 
  opposed  to  retrograde. 
  2.  Improving;  as  art  is  in  a  progressive  state. 
  {Progressive  euchre}  or  {whist},  a  way  of  playing  at  card 
  parties,  by  which  after  every  game,  the  losers  at  the 
  first  table  go  to  the  last  table,  and  the  winners  at  all 
  the  tables,  except  the  first  move  up  to  the  next  table. 
  {Progressive  muscular  atrophy}  (Med.),  a  nervous  disorder 
  characterized  by  continuous  atrophy  of  the  muscles.  -- 
  {Pro*gress"ive*ly},  adv  --  {Pro*gress"ive*ness},  n. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  favoring  or  promoting  progress;  "progressive  schools"  [ant: 
  2:  favoring  or  promoting  reform  (often  by  government  action) 
  [syn:  {reformist}] 
  3:  (of  taxes)  adjusted  so  that  the  rate  increases  as  the  amount 
  increases  [ant:  {regressive}] 
  4:  gradually  advancing  in  extent 
  5:  of  illness;  marked  by  gradual  deterioration  of  organs  and 
  cells  along  with  loss  of  function;  "degenerative  diseases 
  of  old  age"  [syn:  {degenerative}] 
  6:  advancing  in  severity;  "progressive  paralysis" 
  n  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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