[ dih-gresh-uh n ]
/ dɪˈgrɛʃ ən /
a downward movement; descent.
the decrease in rate in degressive taxation.
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British Dictionary definitions for degression
/ (dɪˈɡrɛʃən) /
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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Word Origin and History for degression
late 15c., from Latin degressionem (nominative degressio) "a going down," noun of action from past participle stem of degredi "to go down, march down, descend," from de- "down" (see de-) + gradus "step" (see grade (n.)).
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