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degressive

[ dih-gres-iv ]
/ dɪˈgrɛs ɪv /
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adjective
pertaining to a form of taxation in which the rate diminishes gradually on sums below a certain fixed amount.
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Origin of degressive

First recorded in 1905–10; degress(ion) + -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM degressive

de·gres·sive·ly, adverb
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How to use degressive in a sentence

  • In contrast to this, the two other cases are called retrogressive and degressive mutability.

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  • Degressive tariffs have certainly played a part in the spread of colonization during the years antecedent to 1912.

  • Weight charges levied on newspapers should at least be on a degressive scale.

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