Regressive



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 that the rate decreases as the amount taxed increases See progressive (sense 5)
3.
of, relating to, or characteristic of regression

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

Having a tendency to return or to revert.

Characterized by regression.

re·gres’sive·ness n.

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