progressive

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Adjective[change]

Positive
progressive

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. Something that is progressive has to do with progress.
  2. In politics, someone who is progressive wants to make things better through new laws and methods.
    It's a victory for feminism and progressive politics.
  3. A progressive tax is a tax that makes the rich pay a much higher amount of their money than the poor.
  4. (grammar) The progressive aspect is made with a form of the verb "be" and a verb with an "-ing" at the end.
    The present progressive of "I go" is "I am going" and the past progressive of "I walk" is "I was walking".
  5. If a disease is progressive, it begins slowly and gets worse over time.

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