degressive
adjective Etymology: de- + -gressive (as in progressive) Date: 1886 tending to descend or decreasedegressively adverb

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  • degressive — adj. 1. going down by steps. [WordNet 1.5] 2. gradually decreasing in rate on sums below a certain amount. [WordNet 1.5] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dégressive — ● dégressif, dégressive adjectif (latin degressus, de degredi, descendre de) Se dit d une somme à payer qui va en diminuant selon certains critères (quantité, durée, etc.) : Tarif dégressif. ● dégressif, dégressive (expressions) adjectif (latin… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • degressive — degressively, adv. /di gres iv/, adj. pertaining to a form of taxation in which the rate diminishes gradually on sums below a certain fixed amount. [1905 10; DEGRESS(ION) + IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • degressive — de gres·sive || esɪv adj. gradually decreasing …   English contemporary dictionary

  • degressive — [dɪ grɛsɪv] adjective reducing by gradual amounts. ↘(of taxation) at successively lower rates on lower amounts. Origin C19: from L. degress descended + ive …   English new terms dictionary

  • degressive — de·gres·sive …   English syllables

  • degressive — adj. 1 (of taxation) at successively lower rates on low amounts. 2 reducing in amount. Etymology: L degredi (as DE , gradi walk) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Degressive proportionality — is a type of formula for electing the members of a legislature or other decision making body. If a body is elected by a number of regions, states or other subdivisions, degressive proportionality means that while the subdivisions do not each… …   Wikipedia

  • degressive tax — ➔ tax1 * * * degressive tax UK US noun [C or U] ► TAX a type of tax in which people with high incomes pay less tax as a percentage of their income than those people with low incomes: »Degressive taxes redistribute wealth from the bottom to the… …   Financial and business terms

  • degressive double crossing-over — degressive double crossing over. См. обмен трех нитей. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

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