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Definition of progress noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈprɑɡrəs//
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  1. 1the process of improving or developing, or of getting nearer to achieving or completing, something to make progress slow/steady/rapid/good progress We have made great progress in controlling inflation. economic/scientific/technical progress They asked for a progress report on the project.
  2. 2movement forward or toward a place She watched his slow progress down the steep slope. There wasn't much traffic so we made good progress.
  3. Idioms
    in progress (formal)
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    happening at this time Work on the new offices is now in progress. Please be quiet—examination in progress.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: progress