Definition of progressively in US English:

progressively

adverb

  • 1Steadily; in stages.

    ‘successive governments progressively increased expenditure on welfare’
    ‘symptoms become progressively worse over a period of years’
    • ‘Over the past decade, straw burning has been progressively prohibited.’
    • ‘The approval process became progressively more difficult and politicized.’
    • ‘The drought situation is getting progressively worse.’
    • ‘On a night out, drinks would become progressively more expensive.’
    • ‘It was progressively more difficult to find work in the theatre.’
    • ‘The focus gets progressively poorer.’
    • ‘Progressively, the missions get more difficult.’
    • ‘An ever-increasing population is progressively intensifying the stresses on the environment.’
    • ‘I created a situation in which my job could only get progressively more difficult.’
    • ‘He has progressively moved his students towards a fully integrated digital design process.’
  • 2In a forward-looking, innovative manner.

    ‘we have a strong product but to retain this momentum we must think progressively’
    ‘a circle of progressively minded reformers’
    • ‘We now have strong companies and a strong tourism product but to retain this momentum we must think progressively.’
    • ‘How can local and state governments be motivated to act progressively, when it comes to protecting large-scale ecosystems?’
    • ‘Please take the time and try to think progressively about what a different definition could mean.’
    • ‘It made him something of a hero to a generation of progressively minded architectural students.’
    • ‘There is another segment of our church that is more progressively minded.’

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