progressive adj: of relating to, or characgterized by progress; making use of or interested in new ideas, findings or opportunities
progressive n: one that is progressive; one believing in moderate political change and esp. social improvement by governmental action; a member of any of various U.S. politcal parties: as a member of a predominatly agrarian minor party that around 1912 split off from the Republicans;specif: BULL MOOSE : a follower of Robert M. La Follette in the presidential campaign of 1924 : a follower of Henry A. Wallace in the presidential campaign of 1948.
Progressive Conservative adj: (1942) of or relating to a major political party in Canada traditionally advocating economic nationalism and close ties with the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth
Progressivism: the principles belief, or practices of progressives; the political and economic doctrinies advocated by the Progesssives: the theories of progressive education