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progressivism

[pruh-gres-uh-viz-uh m] /prəˈgrɛs əˌvɪz əm/
noun
1.
the principles and practices of progressives.
2.
(initial capital letter) the doctrines and beliefs of the Progressive party.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; progressive + -ism
Related forms
progressivist, noun, adjective
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Examples from the web for progressivism
  • He is also winning support for social progressivism.
  • In spite of this attenuated participation, both urban and rural progressivism flourished albeit in two different worlds.
  • The problem with the budget isn't its size or its underlying philosophy, which is one of pragmatic progressivism.
  • There is a discussion of his relationship with progressivism, his ideas about learning and the importance of practical activity.
Word Origin and History for progressivism
n.

1855 (from 1892 in the political sense), from progressive + -ism.

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