[ ri-gres-iv ]
/ rɪˈgrɛs ɪv /
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OTHER WORDS FROM regressive
re·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, adverb
un·re·gres·sive, adjectiveun·re·gres·sive·ly, adverbun·re·gres·sive·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for regressivity
/ (rɪˈɡrɛsɪv) /
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
Derived forms of regressiveregressively, adverbregressiveness, noun
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Medical definitions for regressivity
[ rĭ-grĕs′ĭv ]
Having a tendency to return or to revert.
Characterized by regression.
Other words from regressivere•gres′sive•ness n.
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