progressivism

[ pruh-gres-uh-viz-uh m ]
/ prəˈgrɛs əˌvɪz əm /

noun

the principles and practices of progressives.
(initial capital letter) the doctrines and beliefs of the Progressive party.

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 progressivist

progressivism


n.

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

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