See more synonyms for regressive on Thesaurus.com 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
- regressing or tending to regress; retrogressive.
- Biology. of, relating to, or effecting regression.
- (of tax) decreasing proportionately with an increase in the tax base.
- Logic. obtained from or characterized by backward reasoning.
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British Dictionary definitions for non-regressive
Derived Formsregressively, adverbregressiveness, noun
- regressing or tending to regress
- (of a tax or tax system) levied or graduated so that the rate decreases as the amount taxed increasesSee progressive (def. 5)
- of, relating to, or characteristic of regression
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Word Origin and History for non-regressive
1630s; see regress + -ive. In reference to taxation, it is attested from 1889. Related: Regressively.
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non-regressive in Medicine
Related formsre•gres′sive•ness n.
- Having a tendency to return or to revert.
- Characterized by regression.
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