progress

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
prog•ress /n. ˈprɑgrɛs, -rəs; v. prəˈgrɛs/USA pronunciation  n. [uncountable]
  1. advancement toward a goal or to a further or higher stage:to make progress in the disarmament talks.
  2. growth or development; improvement:to show progress in muscular coordination.
  3. forward or onward movement:the progress of the planets around the sun.

v. pro•gress [no object]
  1. to go forward or onward in space or time:The years are progressing.
  2. to grow or develop, presumably toward a goal or to a higher or further stage:progressing in my studies.
idiom
  1. in progress, going on; under way:His long novel is a work in progress.

See -gress-.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

progress n /ˈprəʊɡrɛs/
  1. movement forwards, esp towards a place or objective
  2. satisfactory development, growth, or advance: she is making progress in maths
  3. advance towards completion, maturity, or perfection: the steady onward march of progress
  4. (modifier) of or relating to progress
  5. increasing complexity, adaptation, etc, during the development of an individual or evolution of a group
  6. Brit a stately royal journey
  7. in progresstaking place; under way
vb /prəˈɡrɛs/
  1. (intransitive) to move forwards or onwards, as towards a place or objective
Etymology: 15th Century: from Latin prōgressus a going forwards, from prōgredī to advance, from pro-1 + gradī to step



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