[noun prog-res, -ruh s or, esp. British, proh-gres; verbpruh-gres]
a movement toward a goal or to a further or higher stage:
the progress of a student toward a degree.
developmental activity in science, technology, etc., especially withreference to the commercial opportunities created thereby or to thepromotion of the material well-being of the public through the goods,techniques, or facilities created.
advancement in general.
growth or development; continuous improvement:
He shows progress in his muscular coordination.
the development of an individual or society in a direction consideredmore beneficial than and superior to the previous level.
Biology. increasing differentiation and perfection in the course ofontogeny or phylogeny.
forward or onward movement:
the progress of the planets.
verb (used without object), progress
to go forward or onward in space or time:
The wagon train progressed through the valley. As the playprogressed, the leading man grew more inaudible.
to grow or develop, as in complexity, scope, or severity; advance:
Are you progressing in your piano studies? The disease progressedslowly.
in progress, going on; under way; being done; happening:
The meeting was already in progress.