[n] gradual improvement or growth or development; "advancement of knowledge"; "great progress in the arts"; "their research and development gave them an advantage"
[n] the act of moving forward toward a goal
[n] a movement forward; "he listened for the progress of the troops"
[v] develop in a positive way; "He progressed well in school"; "My plants are coming along"; "Plans are shaping up"
[v] form steadily; "Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly"
[v] move forward, also in the metaphorical sense; "Time marches on"
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