progress (prgrs, -rs, prgrs) n.
1. Forward or onward movement, as toward a destination: We made little progress on our way home because of the traffic.
2. Development, advancement, or improvement, as toward a goal: The math students have shown great progress.
3. A ceremonial journey made by a sovereign through his or her realm.
1. To move forward or onward: The ship progressed toward the equator.
2. To develop, advance, or improve: Research progressed on the new vaccine.
3. To increase in scope or severity, as a disease taking an unfavorable course.
Going on; under way: a work in progress.
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: a progress report.
5. (Biology) biology increasing complexity, adaptation, etc, during the development of an individual or evolution of a group
6. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Brit a stately royal journey
7. in progress taking place; under way
8. (intr) to move forwards or onwards, as towards a place or objective
9. to move towards or bring nearer to completion, maturity, or perfection
[C15: from Latin prgressus a going forwards, from prgred to advance, from pro-1 + grad to step]
n., v. n.
1. advancement toward a goal or to a further or higher stage.
2. the development of an individual or society in a direction considered superior to the previous level.
3. growth or development; continuous improvement: to show progress in muscular coordination.
4. forward or onward movement: the progress of the planets.
5. an official tour or procession, as by a sovereign or dignitary.
6. to go forward or onward in space or time.
7. to grow or develop; advance: a disease progressing slowly.
in progress, going on; under way.
You say that there is progress when something improves gradually, or when someone gets nearer to achieving or completing something.
Many things are now possible due to technological progress.
His doctors are very pleased with his progress.
Progress is an uncountable noun. Don’t talk about ‘progresses’ or ‘a progress’.
You can say that someone or something makes progress.
She is making good progress with her studies.
We haven’t solved the problem yet, but we are making progress.
Be Careful! Don’t use ‘do’. Don’t say, for example, ‘She is doing good progress.
Imperative Present Preterite Present Continuous Present Perfect Past Continuous Past Perfect Future Future Perfect Future Continuous Present Perfect Continuous Future Perfect Continuous Past Perfect Continuous Conditional Past Conditional
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