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producer goods
Econ. goods, as machinery, raw materials, etc., that are used in the process of creating consumer goods. [1950-55] * * * or capital goods or intermediate goods Goods ...
producergas
producer gas n. A combustible mixture of nitrogen, carbon monoxide, and hydrogen, generated by passing air with steam over burning coke or coal in a furnace and used as fuel. ...
producergoods
producer goods pl.n. Goods, such as raw materials and tools, used to make consumer goods. * * *
producerprice index
producer price index n. Abbr. PPI A comprehensive index of wholesale price changes, often viewed as an indicator of future retail price changes. * * *
producible
See produce. * * *
product
/prod"euhkt, -ukt/, n. 1. a thing produced by labor: products of farm and factory; the product of his thought. 2. a person or thing produced by or resulting from a process, as a ...
product liability
the responsibility of a manufacturer for injury or loss caused by its product. [1975-80] * * *
product line
1. all of the products carried by a manufacturer, wholesaler, or retailer. 2. a group of products of the same manufacturer having similar or related characteristics and intended ...
product mark
a trademark used on only one product. Cf. house mark, line mark. * * *
product rule
Rule for finding the derivative of a product of two functions. If both f and g are differentiable, then (fg)′ = fg′ + f′g. * * *
productile
/preuh duk"til/, adj. capable of being lengthened out; extensile. [1720-30; < LL productilis prolongable, equiv. to L product(us) (ptp. of producere to extend, PRODUCE) + -ilis ...
production
—productional, adj. /preuh duk"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of producing; creation; manufacture. 2. something that is produced; a product. 3. Econ. the creation of value; the ...
production control
the planning and supervision of manufacturing activities to ensure that goods will be produced on time at the lowest possible cost. [1925-30] * * *
production function
Equation that expresses the relationship between the quantities of productive factors (such as labour and capital) used and the amount of product obtained. It states the amount ...
production line
an arrangement of machines or sequence of operations involved with a single manufacturing operation or production process. Cf. assembly line, line1 (def. 29). [1930-35] * * *
production management
or operations management Planning, implementation, and control of industrial production processes to ensure smooth and efficient operation. Production management techniques are ...
production number
Theat. a specialty number or routine, usually performed by the entire cast consisting of musicians, singers, dancers, stars, etc., of a musical comedy, vaudeville show, or the ...
production system
▪ industrial engineering Introduction       any of the methods used in industry to create goods and services from various resources. Underlying ...
production values
☆ production values n. the technical elements of a production, as the lighting, décor, or sound in a film, often, specif., such elements that are enhanced to increase audience ...
production, theory of
▪ economics Introduction       in economics, an effort to explain the principles by which a business firm decides how much of each commodity that it sells (its ...
Production-control summary
▪ Table Production-control summary processes inventory inspection costs observation measuring rate of output; recording idle time or downtime recording stock ...
productional
See production. * * *
productionline
production line n. See assembly line. * * *
productive
—productively, adv. —productiveness, n. —productivity /proh'duk tiv"i tee/, n. /preuh duk"tiv/, adj. 1. having the power of producing; generative; creative: a productive ...
productively
See productive. * * *
productiveness
See productively. * * *
productivity
pro·duc·tiv·i·ty (prō'dŭk-tĭvʹĭ-tē, prŏd'ək-) n. 1. The quality of being productive. 2. Economics. The rate at which goods or services are produced especially output ...
proeducation
adj. * * *
proelimination
adj. * * *
proem
—proemial /proh ee"mee euhl, -em"ee-/, adj. /proh"em/, n. an introductory discourse; introduction; preface; preamble. [1350-1400; < L prooemium < Gk prooímion prelude (pro- ...
proemial
See proem. * * *
proempire
adj. * * *
proempiricism
n., adj. * * *
proemployee
adj. * * *
proemployer
adj. * * *
proemployment
adj. * * *
proenforcement
adj. * * *
proenlargement
adj. * * *
proenzyme
/proh en"zuym/, n. Biochem. any of a group of proteins that are converted to active enzymes by partial breakdown, as by the action of an acid or other enzyme. Also called ...
proequality
adj. * * *
Proeski, Tose
▪ 2008 Todor Proeski        Macedonian pop singer-songwriter born Jan. 25, 1981, Prilep, Macedonia, Yugos. died Oct. 16, 2007, near Nova Gradiska, Croatia delighted ...
proestrus
/proh es"treuhs/, n. the period immediately preceding estrus. Also, pro-oestrus. [1920-25; PRO-1 + ESTRUS] * * *
Proetus
▪ Greek mythology       in Greek mythology, a king of Argos, grandson of Danaus. He quarreled with his twin brother, Acrisius, and divided the kingdom with him, Proetus ...
proeuthanasia
adj. * * *
proevolution
adj. * * *
proevolutionary
adj. * * *
proevolutionist
adj., n. * * *
proexecutive
adj. * * *
proexperiment
adj. * * *
proexpert
adj. * * *
proextension
adj. * * *
prof
/prof/, n. Informal. professor. [1830-40, Amer.; by shortening] * * *
Prof.
Professor. * * *
Prof. Eng.
Professional Engineer. * * *
Profaci, Joseph
▪ American criminal Italian:  Giuseppe Profaci   born Oct. 2, 1897, Palermo, Italy died June 6, 1962, Bay Shore, N.Y., U.S.       one of the most powerful bosses in ...
profaculty
adj. * * *
profamily
/proh fam"euh lee, -fam"lee/, adj. favoring or supporting laws against abortion; antiabortion; pro-life. Also, pro-family. [1980-85; PRO-1 + FAMILY] * * *
profanation
/prof'euh nay"sheuhn/, n. the act of profaning; desecration; defilement; debasement. [1545-55; < LL profanation- (s. of profanatio) desecration, equiv. to L profanat(us) (ptp. of ...
profanatory
/preuh fan"euh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee, proh-/, adj. tending to desecrate; profaning. [1850-55; PROFANA-T(ION) + -ORY1] * * *
profane
—profanely, adv. —profaneness, n. —profaner, n. /preuh fayn", proh-/, adj., v., profaned, profaning. adj. 1. characterized by irreverence or contempt for God or sacred ...
profanely
See profanatory. * * *
profaner
See profanatory. * * *
profanity
/preuh fan"i tee, proh-/, n., pl. profanities for 2. 1. the quality of being profane; irreverence. 2. profane conduct or language; a profane act or utterance. 3. obscenity (defs. ...
profarm
adj. * * *
profarmer
adj. * * *
profascism
n. * * *
profascist
adj., n. * * *
profederation
adj. * * *
profeminism
n. * * *
profeminist
n., adj. * * *
profert
/proh"feuhrt/, n. Law. an exhibition of a record or paper in open court. [1710-20; < L: lit., he brings forward] * * *
profess
/preuh fes"/, v.t. 1. to lay claim to, often insincerely; pretend to: He professed extreme regret. 2. to declare openly; announce or affirm; avow or acknowledge: to profess one's ...
professed
/preuh fest"/, adj. 1. avowed; acknowledged. 2. professing to be qualified; professional, rather than amateur. 3. having taken the vows of, or been received into, a religious ...
professedly
/preuh fes"id lee/, adv. 1. allegedly; pretendedly: He is only professedly poor. 2. avowedly; by open declaration: She is professedly guilty of the crime. [1560-70; PROFESSED + ...
profession
—professionless, n. /preuh fesh"euhn/, n. 1. a vocation requiring knowledge of some department of learning or science: the profession of teaching. Cf. learned profession. 2. ...
professional
—professionally, adv. /preuh fesh"euh nl/, adj. 1. following an occupation as a means of livelihood or for gain: a professional builder. 2. of, pertaining to, or connected with ...
Professional bodies
➡ pressure groups * * *
Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Tournament of Champions
▪ Table Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Tournament of Champions year champion 1965 B. Hardwick 1966 W. Zahn 1967 J. Stefanich 1968 D. Davis 1969 J. ...
professional corporation
a corporation formed by one or more licensed practitioners, esp. medical or legal, to operate their practices on a corporate plan. Abbr.: PC, P.C. [1965-70] * * *
Professional Golfers' Association of America
▪ American sports organization  organization formed in the United States in 1916 at the instigation of Rodman Wanamaker, a Philadelphia businessman, with the stated purpose ...
Professional Standards Review Organization
a group of physicians and sometimes other health-care professionals that monitors the quality and cost of medical services in a particular region or community. Abbr.: PSRO * * *
professionalism
/preuh fesh"euh nl iz'euhm/, n. 1. professional character, spirit, or methods. 2. the standing, practice, or methods of a professional, as distinguished from an ...
professionalization
See professionalize. * * *
professionalize
—professionalist, n. —professionalization, n. /preuh fesh"euh nl uyz'/, v., professionalized, professionalizing. v.t. 1. to give a professional character or status to; make ...
professionally
See professional. * * *
professor
—professorial /proh'feuh sawr"ee euhl, -sohr"-, prof'euh-/, adj. —professorialism, n. —professorially, adv. /preuh fes"euhr/, n. 1. a teacher of the highest academic rank ...
Professor Longhair
▪ American singer and musician byname of  Henry Roeland (Roy) Byrd  born Dec. 19, 1918, Bogalusa, La., U.S. died Jan. 30, 1980, New Orleans, La.  American singer and ...
Professor Moriarty
➡ Moriarty * * *
professorate
/preuh fes"euhr it/, n. 1. the office or the period of service of a professor. 2. a group of professors. [1855-60; PROFESSOR + -ATE3] * * *
professorial
See professor. * * *
professorially
See professorial. * * *
professoriate
/proh'feuh sawr"ee it, -sohr"-, prof'euh-/, n. 1. a group of professors. 2. the office or post of professor. 3. all of the academicians in a given place, as at an educational ...
professorship
/preuh fes"euhr ship'/, n. the office or post of a professor. [1635-45; PROFESSOR + -SHIP] * * *
proffer
—profferer, n. /prof"euhr/, v.t. 1. to put before a person for acceptance; offer. n. 2. the act of proffering. 3. an offer or proposal. [1250-1300; ME profren < AF profrer, ...
profferer
See proffer. * * *
proficiency
/preuh fish"euhn see/, n. the state of being proficient; skill; expertness: proficiency in music. [1535-45; < L profici(ens) PROFICIENT + -ENCY] * * *
proficiency badge
an insignia or device granted by the Girl Scouts and worn esp. on a uniform to indicate special achievement. Cf. merit badge. [1920-25] * * *
proficient
—proficiently, adv. —proficientness, n. /preuh fish"euhnt/, adj. 1. well-advanced or competent in any art, science, or subject; skilled: a proficient swimmer. n. 2. an ...
proficiently
See proficient. * * *
profiction
adj. * * *
profile
—profiler, n. /proh"fuyl/, n., v., profiled, profiling. n. 1. the outline or contour of the human face, esp. the face viewed from one side. 2. a picture or representation of ...
profile plan
Naval Archit. See sheer plan. * * *
profiler
/proh"fuy leuhr/, n. any of several types of machine tools for reproducing shapes in metal or other materials from a master form. Also called duplicating machine. [1900-05; ...
profiling
/proh"fuy ling/, n. the use of specific characteristics, as race or age, to make generalizations about a person, as whether he or she may be engaged in illegal activity. * * *
Profilometer
/proh'feuh lom"i teuhr/, Trademark. a brand name for a device that measures the roughness of a surface. * * *
profit
—profiter, n. —profitless, adj. —profitlessly, adv. —profitlessness, n. /prof"it/, n. 1. Often, profits. a. pecuniary gain resulting from the employment of capital in any ...
profit and loss
the gain and loss arising from commercial or other transactions, applied esp. to an account or statement of account in bookkeeping showing gains and losses in ...
profit and loss account.
See income account (def. 2). [1720-30] * * *
profit center
1. a segment of a business organization that has a profitable base independent of the business as a whole. 2. any source of profit. * * *
profit margin
the percentage that profit constitutes of total sales. [1925-30] * * *
profit motive
the desire for profit that motivates one to engage in business ventures. [1930-35] * * *
profit sharing
—profitsharing, adj. the sharing of profits, as between employer and employee, esp. in such a way that the employee receives, in addition to wages, a share in the profits of ...
profit squeeze
a sharp narrowing of the gap between cost and revenue. [1955-60] * * *
profit taking
Stock Exchange. the selling of securities that have risen in price above costs; selling in order to realize a profit. [1895-1900] * * *
profitability
See profitable. * * *
profitable
—profitability, profitableness, n. —profitably, adv. /prof"i teuh beuhl/, adj. 1. yielding profit; remunerative: a profitable deal. 2. beneficial or useful. [1275-1325; ME; ...
profitableness
See profitability. * * *
profitably
See profitability. * * *
profitand loss
profit and loss n. Abbr. P and L An account showing net profit and loss over a given period. * * *
profitcenter
profit center n. A segment of a business for which costs, revenues, and profits are separately calculated. * * *
profiteer
/prof'i tear"/, n. 1. a person who seeks or exacts exorbitant profits, esp. through the sale of scarce or rationed goods. v.i. 2. to act as a profiteer. [1910-15; PROFIT + ...
profiterole
/preuh fit"euh rohl'/, n. a small cream puff with a sweet or savory filling, as of cream and chocolate sauce. [1505-15; < F, said to be dim. of profit PROFIT] * * *
profitless
See profit. * * *
profitsharing
profit sharing n. A system by which employees receive a share of the profits of a business enterprise. * * *
profligacy
/prof"li geuh see/, n. 1. shameless dissoluteness. 2. reckless extravagance. 3. great abundance. [1730-40; PROFLIG(ATE) + -ACY] * * *
profligate
—profligately, adv. —profligateness, n. /prof"li git, -gayt'/, adj. 1. utterly and shamelessly immoral or dissipated; thoroughly dissolute. 2. recklessly prodigal or ...
profligately
See profligacy. * * *
profluent
/prof"looh euhnt/, adj. flowing smoothly or abundantly forth. [1400-50; late ME < L profluent- (s. of profluens), prp. of profluere to flow forth. See PRO-1, FLUENT] * * *
proforeign
adj. * * *
proform
pro·form or pro-form (prōʹfôrm') n. An item in a sentence, typically a pronoun, verb, or adverb, that substitutes for a constituent phrase or clause, as the words he and so ...
proforma
pro for·ma (prō fôrʹmə) adj. 1. Done as a formality; perfunctory. 2. Provided in advance so as to prescribe form or describe items: a pro forma copy of a document.   [New ...
profound
—profoundly, adv. —profoundness, n. /preuh fownd"/, adj., profounder, profoundest, n. adj. 1. penetrating or entering deeply into subjects of thought or knowledge; having ...
profoundly
See profound. * * *
profoundness
See profoundly. * * *
Profumo
(1915– ) a minister in the Conservative government of Harold Macmillan, who admitted in 1963 that he had had a sexual affair with a prostitute called Christine Keeler. Keeler ...
Profumo Affair
➡ Profumo * * * ▪ British political scandal       in British history, political and intelligence scandal in the early 1960s that helped topple the Conservative Party ...
Profumo, John Dennis
▪ 2007  British soldier, politician, and charity worker (b. Jan. 30, 1915—d. March 9, 2006, London, Eng.), was the central character in one of the U.K.'s most spectacular ...
profundity
/preuh fun"di tee/, n., pl. profundities for 2, 3. 1. the quality or state of being profound; depth. 2. Usually, profundities. profound or deep matters. 3. a profoundly deep ...
profuse
—profusely, adv. —profuseness, n. /preuh fyoohs"/, adj. 1. spending or giving freely and in large amount, often to excess; extravagant (often fol. by in): profuse praise. 2. ...
profusely
See profuse. * * *
profuseness
See profusely. * * *
profusion
/preuh fyooh"zheuhn/, n. 1. abundance; abundant quantity. 2. a great quantity or amount (often fol. by of). 3. lavish spending; extravagance. [1535-45; < L profusion- (s. of ...
profusive
—profusively, adv. —profusiveness, n. /preuh fyooh"siv/, adj. profuse; lavish; prodigal: profusive generosity. [1630-40; PROFUSE + -IVE] * * *
prog
/prog/, v., progged, progging, n. Brit. Slang. v.i. 1. to search or prowl about, as for plunder or food; forage. n. 2. food or victuals. [1560-70; orig. uncert.] * * *
prog
/prog/, v., progged, progging, n. Brit. Slang. v.i. 1. to search or prowl about, as for plunder or food; forage. n. 2. food or victuals. [1560-70; orig. uncert.] * * *
Prog.
Progressive. * * *
prog.
1. progress. 2. progressive. * * *
progambling
adj. * * *
progametangium
/proh'gam i tan"jee euhm/, n., pl. progametangia /-jee euh/. Mycol. the hyphal tip of certain fungi that produces the gametangium and subsequent gamete. [ < NL; see PRO-2, ...
progamete
/proh gam"eet, proh'geuh meet"/, n. Biol. a cell that is the precursor of one ovum or many spermatozoa; a spermatocyte or oocyte. [1890-95; PRO-2 + GAMETE] * * *
progenitive
—progenitiveness, n. /proh jen"i tiv/, adj. capable of having offspring; reproductive. [1830-40; PROGENIT(OR) + -IVE] * * *
progenitor
—progenitorial /proh jen'i tawr"ee euhl, -tohr"-/, adj. —progenitorship, n. /proh jen"i teuhr/, n. 1. a biologically related ancestor: a progenitor of the species. 2. a ...
progeny
/proj"euh nee/, n., pl. progeny or, for plants or animals, progenies. 1. a descendant or offspring, as a child, plant, or animal. 2. such descendants or offspring ...
progeria
/proh jear"ee euh/, n. Pathol. a rare congenital abnormality characterized by premature and rapid aging, the affected individual appearing in childhood as an aged person and ...
progestational
/proh'je stay"sheuh nl/, adj. Med. 1. prepared for pregnancy, as the lining of the uterus prior to menstruation or in the early stages of gestation itself; progravid. 2. of, ...
progesterone
/proh jes"teuh rohn'/, n. 1. Biochem. a hormone, C21H30O2, that prepares the uterus for the fertilized ovum and maintains pregnancy. 2. Pharm. a commercial form of this compound, ...
progestin
/proh jes"tin/, n. Pharm. any substance having progesteronelike activity. Also called progestogen. [1925-30; PRO-1 + GEST(ATION) + -IN2] * * *
progestogen
/proh jes"teuh jeuhn/, n. Pharm. progestin. Also, progestagen. [1940-45; PRO-1 + GEST(ATION) + -O- + -GEN] * * *
proglottic
See proglottid. * * *
proglottid
proglottid [prō glät′is] n. pl. proglottides [prō glät′i dēz΄prō glät′id] n. 〚< ModL proglottis (gen. proglottidis) < Gr pro-, forward + glōtta, the tongue: see ...
proglottidean
See proglottic. * * *
proglottis
—proglottic, proglottidean, adj. /proh glot"is/, n., pl. proglottides /-glot"i deez'/. Zool. one of the segments or joints of a tapeworm, containing complete reproductive ...
prognathism
See prognathous. * * *
prognathous
—prognathism /prog"neuh thiz'euhm/, prognathy, n. /prog"neuh theuhs, prog nay"-/, adj. Craniom. having protrusive jaws; having a gnathic index over 103. Also, prognathic /prog ...
prognose
/prog nohs", -nohz"/, v.t., v.i., prognosed, prognosing. Med. to subject to or make a prognosis. [1895-1900; back formation from PROGNOSIS] * * *
prognosis
/prog noh"sis/, n., pl. prognoses /-seez/. 1. Med. a forecasting of the probable course and outcome of a disease, esp. of the chances of recovery. 2. a forecast or ...
prognostic
—prognosticable, adj. —prognostically, adv. /prog nos"tik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to prognosis. 2. predictive of something in the future: prognostic signs and ...
prognostic chart
Meteorol. a chart showing the predicted state of the atmosphere for a given time in the future. * * *
prognosticate
—prognosticative, prognosticatory /prog nos"ti keuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. —prognosticator, n. /prog nos"ti kayt'/, v., prognosticated, prognosticating. v.t. 1. to forecast ...
prognostication
/prog nos'ti kay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of prognosticating. 2. a forecast or prediction. [1350-1400; ME pronosticacion < ML prognostication- (s. of prognosticatio). See ...
prognosticative
See prognostication. * * *
prognosticator
See prognostication. * * *
progradation
/proh'gray day"sheuhn/, n. Geol. seaward growth of a beach, delta, fan, etc., by progressive deposition of sediment by rivers or shoreline processes. [1905-10; prograde (PRO-1 + ...
program
/proh"gram, -greuhm/, n., v., programmed or programed, programming or programing. n. 1. a plan of action to accomplish a specified end: a school lunch program. 2. a plan or ...
program director
Radio and Television. a chief executive responsible for selecting and scheduling programs. [1950-55] * * *
program music
music intended to convey an impression of a definite series of images, scenes, or events. Cf. absolute music. [1880-85] * * *       instrumental music that carries some ...
program picture
a motion picture produced on a low budget, usually shown as the second film of a double feature. [1925-30] * * *
program trading
program trading n. the use of sophisticated computer programs to execute large orders to buy and sell stocks and futures * * *
program, computer
Set of ordered instructions that enable a computer to carry out a specific task. A program is prepared by first formulating the task and then expressing it in an appropriate ...
programdirector
program director n. A radio or television station director who is responsible for selecting, planning, and scheduling programs. * * *
programmability
See program. * * *
programmable
—programmability, n. /proh"gram euh beuhl, proh gram"-/, adj. 1. capable of being programmed. n. 2. an electronic device, as a calculator or telephone, that can be programmed ...
programmatic
—programmatically, adv. /proh'greuh mat"ik/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling program music. 2. of, having, advocating, resembling, or following a plan, ...
programmatically
See programmatic. * * *
programme
pro·gramme (prōʹgrăm', -grəm) n. & v. Chiefly British Variant of program. * * *
programmed
pro·grammed or pro·gramed (prōʹgrămd', -grəmd) adj. Of, relating to, or resulting from programmed instruction: programmed learning. * * *
programmed instruction
Educ. a progressively monitored, step-by-step teaching method, employing small units of information or learning material and frequent testing, whereby the student must complete ...
programmed learning
      educational technique characterized by self-paced, self-administered instruction presented in logical sequence and with much repetition of concepts. Programmed ...
programmedinstruction
programmed instruction n. A method of teaching in which the information to be learned is presented in discrete units, with a correct response to each unit required before the ...
programmer
/proh"gram euhr/, n. 1. a person who writes computer programs; a person who programs a device, esp. a computer. 2. a person who prepares program schedules, as for radio or ...
programmes of study
➡ National Curriculum * * *
programming
/proh"gram ing, -greuh ming/, n. 1. the act or process of planning or writing a program. 2. Radio and Television. a. the selection and scheduling of programs for a particular ...
programming language
a high-level language used to write computer programs, as COBOL or BASIC, or, sometimes, an assembly language. [1955-60] * * * Language in which a computer programmer writes ...
programminglanguage
programming language n. An artificial language used to write instructions that can be translated into machine language and then executed by a computer. * * *
programmusic
program music n. Musical compositions intended to depict or suggest nonmusical incidents, ideas, or images, such as those drawn from literature, as Tchaikovsky's Romeo and ...
programtrader
See program trading. * * *
programtrading
program trading n. Large-scale, computer-assisted trading of stocks or other securities according to systems in which decisions to buy and sell are triggered automatically by ...
progravid
/proh grav"id/, adj. Med. progestational (def. 1). [PRO-1 + GRAVID] * * *
Progreso
/prddaw grdde"saw/, n. a city in NW Honduras. 22,100. * * * ▪ Mexico       city and port on the Gulf of Mexico (Mexico, Gulf of), northern Yucatán estado (state), ...
progress
n. /prog"res, -reuhs/ or, esp. Brit., /proh"gres/; v. /preuh gres"/, n. 1. a movement toward a goal or to a further or higher stage: the progress of a student toward a degree. 2. ...
progression
—progressional, adj. —progressionally, adv. /preuh gresh"euhn/, n. 1. the act of progressing; forward or onward movement. 2. a passing successively from one member of a ...
progressional
See progression. * * *
progressionist
—progressionism, n. /preuh gresh"euh nist/, n. a person who believes in progress, as of humankind or society. [1840-50; PROGRESSION + -IST] * * *
progressist
—progressism, n. /prog"res ist, -reuh sist/ or, esp. Brit. /proh"gres ist, -greuh sist/, n. a person favoring progress, as in politics; progressive. [1840-50; PROGRESS + ...
progressive
—progressively, adv. —progressiveness, progressivity /proh'gre siv"i tee/, n. /preuh gres"iv/, adj. 1. favoring or advocating progress, change, improvement, or reform, as ...
progressive assimilation
Phonet. assimilation in which a preceding sound has an effect on a following one, as in shortening captain to cap'm rather than cap'n. Cf. regressive assimilation. [1910-15] * * *
Progressive Bloc
▪ Russian political coalition Russian  Progressivnyi Blok,         coalition of moderate conservatives and liberals in the fourth Russian Duma (elected legislative ...
Progressive Conservative
1. a member of the Progressive Conservative party of Canada. 2. of or pertaining to the Progressive Conservative party of Canada. * * *
Progressive Conservative party
a political party in Canada characterized by conservatism. * * *
Progressive Conservative Party of Canada
Former Canadian political party. It was formed as the Liberal-Conservative Party in 1854 from a union of conservative and moderate-liberal political factions; except for a ...
Progressive Democrats
▪ political party, Ireland Introduction       conservative political party founded as a result of a split within Ireland's major party, Fianna ...
progressive dinner
a dinner party in which each successive course is prepared and eaten at the residence of a different participant. * * *
progressive education
any of various reformist educational philosophies and methodologies since the late 1800s, applied esp. to elementary schools, that reject the rote recitation and strict ...
Progressive Federal Party
▪ political party, South Africa Afrikaans  Progressiewe Federale Party (PFP)        former South African political party established in 1977 in the merger of the ...
progressive jazz
an experimental, nonmelodic, and often free-flowing style of modern jazz, esp. in the form of highly dissonant, rhythmically complex orchestral arrangements. Cf. bop1, cool jazz, ...
Progressive Judaism.
See Reform Judaism. * * *
progressive lens
a multifocal eyeglass lens that provides a continuous range of focal power between near and far distances. [1975-80] * * *
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc.
▪ church association       association of black Baptist churches, organized in 1961 at Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. It developed from a group of black Baptists who left the ...
progressive participle.
See present participle. * * *
Progressive party
1. a political party formed in 1912 under the leadership of Theodore Roosevelt, advocating popular control of government, direct primaries, the initiative, the referendum, woman ...
progressive tax
Tax levied at a rate that increases as the quantity subject to taxation increases. Designed to collect a greater proportion of tax revenue from wealthy people, progressive taxes ...
Progressive-ConservativeParty
Pro·gres·sive-Con·ser·va·tive Party (prə-grĕs'ĭv-kən-sûrʹvə-tĭv) n. A major political party in Canada advocating economic nationalism and close ties with Great ...
progressive-resistance exercise
/preuh gres"iv ri zis"teuhns/ 1. exercise or a program of exercises that builds physical strength, esp. in a weak or injured bodily part, through the lifting of progressively ...
progressiveeducation
progressive education n. A set of reformist educational philosophies and methods that emphasize individual instruction, informality in the classroom, and the use of group ...
progressively
See progressive. * * *
progressiveness
See progressively. * * *
ProgressiveParty
Progressive Party n. 1. A U.S. political party that was organized by Republican insurgents in 1911 and supported the presidential candidacy of Theodore Roosevelt in 1912. Also ...
progressivism
—progressivist, n., adj. /preuh gres"euh viz'euhm/, n. 1. the principles and practices of progressives. 2. (cap.) the doctrines and beliefs of the Progressive party. 3. See ...
progressivist
See progressivism. * * *
progressivistic
See progressivist. * * *
Progressivists
➡ Progressive Party * * *
progressivity
progressivity [prō΄gre siv′ə tē] n. 1. the quality of being progressive: said of a tax or system of taxation 2. the degree to which a tax or system of taxation is ...
prohibit
—prohibiter, prohibitor, n. /proh hib"it/, v.t. 1. to forbid (an action, activity, etc.) by authority or law: Smoking is prohibited here. 2. to forbid the action of (a ...
prohibition
—prohibitionary, adj. /proh'euh bish"euhn/, n. 1. the act of prohibiting. 2. the legal prohibiting of the manufacture and sale of alcoholic drinks for common consumption. 3. ...
Prohibition party
a U.S. political party organized in 1869, advocating the prohibition of the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages. * * * Oldest minor U.S. political party still in ...
prohibitionism
See prohibitionist. * * *
prohibitionist
/proh'euh bish"euh nist/, n. 1. a person who favors or advocates prohibition. 2. (cap.) a member of the Prohibition party. [1840-50; PROHIBITION + -IST] * * *
ProhibitionParty
Prohibition Party n. A minor U.S. political party organized in 1869 that advocated prohibition. * * *
prohibitive
—prohibitively, adv. —prohibitiveness, n. /proh hib"i tiv/, adj. 1. serving or tending to prohibit or forbid something. 2. sufficing to prevent the use, purchase, etc., of ...
prohibitively
See prohibitive. * * *
prohibitiveness
See prohibitively. * * *
prohibitory
—prohibitorily, adv. /proh hib"i tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. prohibitive. [1585-95; < L prohibitorius restraining. See PROHIBIT, -TORY1] * * *
prohormone
/proh hawr"mohn/, n. Biochem. the inactive precursor molecule from which a hormone is derived. [1930-35; PRO-1 + HORMONE] * * *
proimmigration
adj. * * *
proincrease
adj. * * *
proindustrial
adj. * * *
proindustry
adj. * * *
proinsulin
/proh in"seuh lin, -ins"yeuh-/, n. Biochem. the prohormone of insulin, converted into insulin by enzymatic removal of part of the molecule. [1915-20; PRO-1 + INSULIN] * * *
proinsurance
adj. * * *
prointegration
adj. * * *
prointervention
adj. * * *
proinvestment
adj. * * *
proirrigation
adj. * * *
project
—projectable, adj. —projectingly, adv. n. /proj"ekt, -ikt/; v. /preuh jekt"/, n. 1. something that is contemplated, devised, or planned; plan; scheme. 2. a large or major ...
Project HOPE
➡ HOPE * * *
Project Mercury
➡ Mercury program * * *
project note
a short-term municipal note issued by a local government housing agency to finance a public housing project. * * *
projectable
See project. * * *
Projected range of sea-level rise by climate change scenario
▪ Table Projected range of sea-level rise by climate change scenario* scenario temperature change (°C) in 2090–99 relative to 1980–99 sea-level rise (m) in 2090–99 ...


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