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degression

[ dih-gresh-uhn ]
/ dɪˈgrɛʃ ən /
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Definition of degression

noun
a downward movement; descent.
the decrease in rate in degressive taxation.
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Origin of degression

1375–1425; late Middle English <Medieval Latin dēgressiōn- (stem of dēgressiō) descent, equivalent to Latin degred- (stem of dēgredī to go down, descend; dē-de- + -gredī, combining form of gradī to step, walk) + -tiōn--tion
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British Dictionary definitions for degression

degression
/ (dɪˈɡrɛʃən) /

noun
a decrease by stages
a gradual decrease in the tax rate on amounts below a specified sum

Word Origin for degression

C15: from Medieval Latin dēgressiō descent, from Latin dēgredī to go down, from de- + gradī to take steps, go
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