Definition of Degressive

1. Adjective. Going down by steps.

Similar to: Descending

2. Adjective. (of taxes) gradually decreasing in rate on sums below a certain amount.
Similar to: Progressive

Definition of Degressive

1. Adjective. Tending to decrease ¹

2. Adjective. Decreasing in steps ¹

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Definition of Degressive

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Degressive

degree of a polynomial
degree of a term
degree of freedom
degree of glory
degree of ionization
degree program
degrees Celsius
degrees Fahrenheit
degrees Kelvin
degrees of comparison
degrees of freedom
degressive (current term)

Literary usage of Degressive

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1. Transactions of the Bibliographical Society by Bibliographical Society (Great Britain) (1908)
"It may therefore be worth while to suggest four forms for the description of a book, showing by degressive changes what details may fairly be omitted in ..."

2. Progressive Taxation in Theory and Practice by Edwin Robert Anderson Seligman (1909)
"THE FACULTY THEORY LEADS TO degressive TAXATION. ... Mill, however, was indeed the first to draw from this principle the conclusion of degressive taxation. ..."

3. Income Taxation: Methods and Results in Various Countries by Kossuth Kent Kennan (1910)
"Graduated taxes may be divided into progressive, / regressive and degressive. Progressive income taxes are such as are based upon higher rates as the amount ..."

4. The Friend of Peace: To which is Prefixed A Solemn Review of the Custom of by Noah Worcester (1817)
"... in a Wanton and degressive war. Yet in the -fit state of general delusion, the soldiers and most of lhs citizens are treated as having no more right to ..."

5. Species and Varieties, Their Origin by Mutation by Hugo de Vries (1904)
"This process may be designated /as degressive evolution; it obviously completes the series of the general types of evolution. Advancement in general in ..."

6. Species and Varieties, Their Origin by Mutation: Lectures Delivered at the by Hugo de Vries (1905)
"degressive evolution is not so common by far, and is not so easy to recognize, but no doubt it occurs very frequently. It is generally called atavism, ..."

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