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progressive

Pronunciation: /prəˈgresɪv/

Translation of progressive in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1 [attitude/thinker/measure] progresista a progressive school una escuela activa
    Example sentences
    • People have high expectations about Labor, the party of reform and progressive ideas.
    • Although a right-wing neo-conservative, he's quite progressive on social policy and this gives him a certain desirability.
    • The progressive beliefs and social justice we stand for, our core, must not be altered.
  • 2 (steadily increasing) [deterioration/improvement] progresivo
    Example sentences
    • In contrast, tumors and ototoxic medications produce slowly progressive unilateral or bilateral lesions.
    • Furthermore, heart failure is a progressive condition: once symptoms appear, subsequent morbidity and mortality are high.
    • An elderly black woman was readmitted to the hospital from a nursing home because of progressive weakness.
  • 3 [Linguistics/Lingüística] continuo
    Example sentences
    • One has to say, rather, I am writing a letter, with the progressive aspect.
    • I mean, so what if I use stative verbs in the progressive form, or use Chinese language structure for my English in daily usage?
    • The same can be said of his frequent use of progressive verbs (gerunds).

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