degressive

[dih-gres-iv]

Origin of degressive

First recorded in 1905–10; degress(ion) + -ive
Related formsde·gres·sive·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for degressive

Historical Examples of degressive

  • 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.

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

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