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regressive

[ri-gres-iv]
adjective
1.
regressing or tending to regress; retrogressive.
2.
Biology. of, pertaining to, or effecting regression.
3.
(of tax) decreasing proportionately with an increase in the tax base.
4.
Logic. obtained from or characterized by backward reasoning.

Origin:
1625–35; regress + -ive

regressively, adverb
regressiveness, regressivity [ree-gre-siv-i-tee] , noun
nonregressive, adjective
nonregressively, adverb
unregressive, adjective
unregressively, adverb
unregressiveness, noun
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regressive (rɪˈɡrɛsɪv)
 
adj
1.  regressing or tending to regress
2.  See progressive (of a tax or tax system) levied or graduated so that the rate decreases as the amount taxed increases
3.  of, relating to, or characteristic of regression
 
regressively
 
adv
 
regressiveness
 
n

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regressive re·gres·sive (rĭ-grěs'ĭv)
adj.

  1. Having a tendency to return or to revert.

  2. Characterized by regression.


re·gres'sive·ness n.
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