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 (dĭ-grĕsh′ən, dē-)
A descent by stages or steps.

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin dēgressiō, dēgressiōn-, descent, from Latin dēgressus, past participle of dēgredī, to step down : dē-, de- + gradī, to step; see ghredh- in Indo-European roots.]

de·gres′sive adj.
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(Economics) reducing by gradual amounts
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Adj.1.degressive - going down by steps
descending - coming down or downward
2.degressive - (of taxes) gradually decreasing in rate on sums below a certain amount
progressive - (of taxes) adjusted so that the rate increases as the amount of income increases
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Geography of European elections, degressive proportionality and member states representation" (no.
As it is shown in [30], the annual rate for liquefaction potential index, [I.sup.*.sub.LP], shows a degressive character, having a cut-off above certain [I.sup.*.sub.LP], although [a.sub.max] is increasing monotonous with decreasing of annual rate.
It is observed that the pile temperature decreased at a degressive rate.
Along goes a change in the inclination of the temperature from a degressive to progressive run.
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The Communication from the European Commission "Guidelines on State Aid for Environmental Protection and Energy 2014-2020," published in 2014, recommends that subsidies and exemptions become phased out in a degressive way.
Because of the large step range of 6 min, the degressive character of the starting phase of the tool wear progression could not be shown.
The details of this algorithm used in this study were as follows: (1) ordering the elements of the EEG coherence matrix in a degressive order; (2) linking the N nodes with maximal EEG coherence until all the nodes being linked in a loopless subgraph consisting N - 1 edges; (3) skipping the link, if adding this link leading a circle.
This is called "degressive" burning, but soon it became apparent that a "progressive" rifle powder--burning slowest immediately after ignition, then increasing in rate as the projectile moves down the bore--would result in lower peak pressure and higher velocity.