from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who makes progress, or facilitates progress in others
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who goes or travels; one who makes a journey or progress.
- n. One who makes progress or advances.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
As we have seen, it is this condition of the progressor that Seneca has in mind in many of his writings.
He was a real progressor, but his team was difficult to guide.
As a slow progressor with ALS, he will still be around for a few years (maybe), but there is no way for stem cell research to produce something useful in that time, and (unless his bad heart brings him a merciful death sooner), he will become increasingly disabled, until nothing remains of him but the ability to move his eyes - his brilliant mind will be trapped in a useless body.