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From Old French progres (French: progrès) < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] progressus (“‘an advance’”) < progredi, past participle progressus (“‘to go forward, advance, proceed’”) < pro- (“‘forth, before’”) + gradi (“‘to walk, go’”)
- (RP): prō'grĕs, /ˈprəʊɡrɛs/, /"pr@UgrEs/
- (US): prä'grĕs, /ˈprɑɡrɛs/, /"prAgrEs/
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- Rhymes: -ɛs
- A moving or going forward; a proceeding onward; an advance
- In actual space, as the progress of a ship, carriage, etc.
- In the growth of an animal or plant; increase.
- In business of any kind; as, the progress of a negotiation; the progress of art
- In knowledge; in proficiency; as, the progress of a child at school
- Toward ideal completeness or perfection in respect of quality or condition; -- applied to individuals, communities, or the race; as, social, moral, religious, or political progress
- A journey of state; a circuit; especially, one made by a sovereign through parts of his own dominions.
- The Queen embarked on her progress last spring.
- the advance or growth of modern, industrialized society, its technology, and its trappings
- The progress of society can be uneven.
Third person singular
- (intransitive) to move, go, or proceed forward; to advance
- They progress through the museum.
- (intransitive) to improve; to become better or more complete
- Societies progress unevenly.
- “progress” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- "progress" at The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.
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