Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a progressive manner; by gradual or regular steps or advances.

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  • adverb In a progressive manner.
  • adverb As part of a progression.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb advancing in amount or intensity

Etymologies

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progressive +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Some chart watchers have been warning about a "rounded top," similar to a "head-and-shoulders" formation, both of which are characterized by progressively lower highs before the market takes a sharper turn down.

    Chart Watchers See Upbeat Turn

  • As the dust settles on the conflict in South Ossetia – and as it vanishes progressively from the headlines in the Western press – one thing has become overwhelmingly clear.

    26 « August « 2008 « Niqnaq

  • As the dust settles on the conflict in South Ossetia – and as it vanishes progressively from the headlines in the Western press – one thing has become overwhelmingly clear.

    john loughland on georgia and nato

  • On the ground, what we see, progressively is the growing inability of government simply to govern, whether at local or national level, combined with a complete take-over by the apparatchik – rule by officials, whether at local, national or supranational level.

    No wonder we are in such trouble

  • CD56 bright NK cells, but more importantly their expression progressively decreased in CD56 dimNKG2A+ and CD56dimNKG2A −

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • The school was even designed "progressively" - no corridors, you literally walked through class rooms to get to your class.

    Back to School.

  • As dependency ratios now get relooked, foreign worker levies will be raised "progressively" - giving companies time to adjust.

    TODAYonline

  • A Hand-Book of Exercises and Reading-Lessons for Beginners in Latin, progressively illustrated by Grammatical References.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 37, November, 1860

  • In the presence of both dynasore and nocodazole, Cav1. 2 surface expression progressively decreases, further suggesting that microtubule disruption reduces forward trafficking of Cav1. 2 to the plasma membrane.

    PLoS Biology: New Articles

  • As I argued in January, it is from a careless acquiescence to this egalitarian falsehood that Americans have been steadily -- one might well say "progressively" -- marched to the point where the homophobia. "

    The American Spectator

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