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noun [uncountable] progress pronunciation in American English /ˈprɑɡrəs/
 
  1. 1
    the process of developing or improving

    I'm worried about my son's lack of progress in English.

    progress of:

    Keep me informed about the progress of the project.

    progress toward:

    The party called for further progress toward democracy.

    progress on/in:

    There has not been much progress on the border issue.

    make progress:

    Recently negotiators have made considerable progress in the talks.

    follow/chart someone's progress:

    The documentary follows the progress of a candidate for the Ohio state Senate.

    monitor/track progress (=watch how something develops):

    Government inspectors will monitor the progress of the plan.

    1. a.
      [only before noun] relating to someone's or something's progress

      a progress meeting/report/review

  2. 2
    mainly literary forward movement

    the ship's slow progress across the harbor

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