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progressivism

[pruh-gres-uh-viz-uh m]
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noun
  1. the principles and practices of progressives.
  2. (initial capital letter) the doctrines and beliefs of the Progressive party.
  3. progressive education.
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Origin of progressivism

First recorded in 1890–95; progressive + -ism
Related formspro·gres·siv·ist, noun, adjective
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Word Origin and History for progressivists

progressivism

n.

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

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