Translation of "progressive" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /prəˈɡres.ɪv/ us /prəˈɡres.ɪv/

progressive adjective (GRADUAL)

C1 developing or happening gradually

There's been a progressive decline in the standard of living over the past few years. 最近幾年的生活水準每況愈下。
a progressive disease 慢性病

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progressive adjective (MODERN)

B2 Progressive ideas or systems are new and modern, encouraging change in society or in the way that things are done.

progressive ideas/attitudes 進步的思想
The left of the party is pressing for a more progressive social policy. 該政黨的左派人士敦促實行更加進步的社會政策。
a progressive school 實行漸進式教學的學校

progressive adjective (TAX)

finance & economics A progressive tax system is one in which the rate of tax is higher on larger amounts of money.


progressive adjective (GRAMMAR)

language The progressive form of a verb is used to show that the action is continuing. It is formed with the verb "be" followed by the present participle (= -ing form of the verb).

"He's working hard at the moment" is an example of the present progressive form of the verb "work". He's working hard at the moment 是動詞 work 的現在進行式的一個例子。
"I was eating when the phone rang" is an example of the past progressive. I was eating when the phone rang 是過去進行式的一個例子。

progressivenoun [ C ]

uk /prəˈɡres.ɪv/ us /prəˈɡres.ɪv/

politics a person who supports new ideas and social change, especially one who belongs to a political party


(Translation of “progressive” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)