adverb see progressive I

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  • progressively — UK US /prəˈgresɪvli/ US  /prəˈgresɪvli/ adverb ► gradually: »Less experienced personnel assume progressively greater responsibilities as they gain knowledge and experience. »The economy has weakened progressively since the beginning of the year …   Financial and business terms

  • progressively — adv. Progressively is used with these adjectives: ↑worse Progressively is used with these verbs: ↑decrease, ↑increase, ↑reduce, ↑undermine, ↑weaken, ↑withdraw, ↑worsen …   Collocations dictionary

  • progressively — pro|gres|sive|ly [ prə gresıvli ] adverb gradually and steadily: The exercises get progressively more difficult. losing progressively smaller amounts of radiation …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • progressively — UK [prəʊˈɡresɪvlɪ] / US [prəˈɡresɪvlɪ] adverb gradually and steadily losing progressively smaller amounts of radiation The exercises get progressively more difficult …   English dictionary

  • progressively — progressive ► ADJECTIVE 1) proceeding gradually or in stages. 2) favouring innovation or social reform. 3) (of tax) increasing as a proportion of the sum taxed as that sum increases. 4) (of a card game or dance) involving successive changes of… …   English terms dictionary

  • Progressively — Progressive Pro*gress ive, a. [Cf. F. progressif.] [1913 Webster] 1. Moving forward; proceeding onward; advancing; evincing progress; increasing; as, progressive motion or course; opposed to {retrograde}. [1913 Webster] 2. Improving; as, art is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • progressively — See progressive. * * * …   Universalium

  • progressively — adverb a) in a progressive manner b) as part of a progression …   Wiktionary

  • progressively — pro gres·sive·ly || prÉ™ gresɪvlɪ adv. gradually, incrementally, successively; in the manner of becoming increasingly severe …   English contemporary dictionary

  • progressively — pro·gres·sive·ly …   English syllables

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