a system of income subsidy through which persons having less than a certain annual income receive money from the government rather than pay taxes to it.
A plan to raise the income of the poor by direct cash subsidies. Instead of paying an income tax, the poor would receive a cash payment from the government.
noun, Physics, Chemistry. 1. See under (def 1). [ahy-uh n, ahy-on] /ˈaɪ ən, ˈaɪ ɒn/ noun, Physics, Chemistry. 1. an electrically charged atom or group of atoms formed by the loss or gain of one or more electrons, as a cation (positive ion) which is created by electron loss and is attracted to the cathode […]
noun, Optics. 1. . noun, Optics. 1. a lens that causes a beam of parallel rays to diverge after refraction, as from a virtual image; a lens that has a negative focal length.
[neg-uh-tiv] /ˈnɛg ə tɪv/ adjective 1. expressing or containing negation or denial: a negative response to the question. 2. refusing consent, as to a proposal: a negative reply to my request. 3. expressing refusal to do something: He maintained a negative attitude about cooperating. 4. prohibitory, as a command or order. 5. characterized by the […]
noun 1. a clause in a sales contract, as for a series of books or records, that provides that merchandise will be sent periodically to the subscriber unless he or she notifies the company in writing that it is not wanted.