assimilation in which a following sound has an effect on a preceding one, as in pronouncing have in have to as [haf] /hæf/ (Show IPA) influenced by the voiceless (t) in to.
- Regressive staining
regressive staining n. A type of staining in which tissues are overstained and excess dye then removed selectively until the desired intensity is obtained.
- Regressive tax
regressive tax definition A tax that takes a higher percentage of low incomes than high ones. Sales taxes, especially on food, clothing, medicine, and other basic necessities are widely cited as examples of regressive taxes. (Compare progressive tax.)
adjective 1. regressing or tending to regress; retrogressive. 2. Biology. of, relating 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. adjective 1. regressing or tending to regress 2. (of a tax or tax system) levied or graduated so […]
verb (used without object) 1. to move backward; go back. 2. to revert to an earlier or less advanced state or form. noun 3. the act of going back; return. 4. the right to go back. 5. backward movement or course; retrogression. verb (rɪˈɡrɛs) 1. (intransitive) to return or revert, as to a former place, […]