Progressive

Definition of Progressive

Pro`gress´ive
a.1.
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.
3.(U. S. History) Of or pertaining to the Progressive party.
4.Favoring improvement, change, progress, or reform, especially in a political context; - used of people. Contrasted with conservative.
5.Disposed toward adopting new methods in government or education, holding tolerant and liberal ideas, and generally favoring improvement in civic life; - of towns and communities.
Progressive euchre
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.

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