regressive

[ri-gres-iv]
adjective
  1. regressing or tending to regress; retrogressive.
  2. Biology. of, relating to, or effecting regression.
  3. (of tax) decreasing proportionately with an increase in the tax base.
  4. Logic. obtained from or characterized by backward reasoning.

Origin of regressive

First recorded in 1625–35; regress + -ive
Related formsre·gres·sive·ly, adverbre·gres·sive·ness, re·gres·siv·i·ty [ree-gre-siv-i-tee] /ˌri grɛˈsɪv ɪ ti/, nounnon·re·gres·sive, adjectivenon·re·gres·sive·ly, adverbun·re·gres·sive, adjectiveun·re·gres·sive·ly, adverbun·re·gres·sive·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for non-regressive

regressive

adjective
  1. regressing or tending to regress
  2. (of a tax or tax system) levied or graduated so that the rate decreases as the amount taxed increasesSee progressive (def. 5)
  3. of, relating to, or characteristic of regression
Derived Formsregressively, adverbregressiveness, noun
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Word Origin and History for non-regressive

regressive

adj.

1630s; see regress + -ive. In reference to taxation, it is attested from 1889. Related: Regressively.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

non-regressive in Medicine

regressive

[rĭ-grĕsĭv]
adj.
  1. Having a tendency to return or to revert.
  2. Characterized by regression.
Related formsre•gressive•ness n.
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