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1. Tending to return or revert to a previous state.
2. Characterized by regression or a tendency to regress.
3. Relating to or being a tax that amounts to a higher percentage of income as income decreases or that places a proportionately higher burden on lower-income taxpayers.
4. Of or relating to geological regression.
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1. regressing or tending to regress
2. (Economics) (of a tax or tax system) levied or graduated so that the rate decreases as the amount taxed increases. See progressive5
3. (Psychology) of, relating to, or characteristic of regression
4. (Geological Science) of, relating to, or characteristic of regression
5. (Statistics) of, relating to, or characteristic of regression
6. (Astronomy) of, relating to, or characteristic of regression
7. (Logic) of, relating to, or characteristic of regression
reˈgressiveness, reˌgresˈsivity n
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1. regressing or tending to regress; retrogressive.
2. (of tax) decreasing proportionately with an increase in the tax base.
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|Adj.||1.||regressive - (of taxes) adjusted so that the rate decreases as the amount of income increases|
revenue enhancement, tax, taxation - charge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government
progressive - (of taxes) adjusted so that the rate increases as the amount of income increases
|2.||regressive - opposing progress; returning to a former less advanced state|
backward - directed or facing toward the back or rear; "a backward view"
progressive - favoring or promoting progress; "progressive schools"
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regressive[rɪˈgresɪv] ADJ → regresivo
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regressive[rɪˈgrɛsɪv] adj (frm) → regressivo/a
a regressive step (fig) → un passo indietro
regressive tax (Econ) → imposta regressiva
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