Origin of sliding scale
Examples from the Web for sliding scale
For let not the reader forget, that on the system of a sliding-scale, this action cannot be otherwise than moderate.
They were graduated upon the sliding-scale principle, and were never exactly the same.The Puddleford Papers,|H. H. Riley
A Hackney-coach Horse declared himself in favor of the sliding-scale, which he understood to mean the wooden pavement.
On the whole, I incline to think that a sliding-scale duty on wheat up to 48s.Speculations from Political Economy|C. B. Clarke
It was the precise object of the sliding-scale to admit grain, in periods of scarcity, free of all duty.
British Dictionary definitions for sliding scale
Culture definitions for sliding scale
A set of rates that change according to a mathematical formula. The income tax, for example, is levied on a sliding scale, with the rich paying a higher percentage than the poor.