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degressive

[dih-gres-iv] /dɪˈgrɛs ɪv/
adjective
1.
pertaining to a form of taxation in which the rate diminishes gradually on sums below a certain fixed amount.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; degress(ion) + -ive
Related forms
degressively, adverb
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