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definition of the word progress

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From Old French progres (French: progrès) < Latin progressus (an advance) < progredi, past participle progressus (to go forward, advance, proceed) < pro- (forth, before) + gradi (to walk, go)

Singular
progress

Plural
uncountable

progress (uncountable)

  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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