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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)

Pronunciation 1

  • (RP): prō'grĕs, /ˈprəʊɡrɛs/, /"pr@UgrEs/
  • (US): prä'grĕs, /ˈprɑɡrɛs/, /"prAgrEs/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛs

Noun

Singular
progress

Plural
-

progress (-)
  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. the advance or growth of modern, industrialized society, its technology, and its trappings
    The progress of society can be uneven.
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Pronunciation 2

Verb

Infinitive
to progress

Third person singular
progress

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to progress (third-person singular simple present progress, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) to move, go, or proceed forward; to advance
    They progress through the museum.
  2. (intransitive) to improve; to become better or more complete
    Societies progress unevenly.
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