noun de·gres·sion \dēˈgreshən\

Definition of degression



  1. 1 :  a stepping or movement downward :  descent —used chiefly as a correlative of progression

  2. 2 :  the decrease in rate in degressive taxation

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Origin and Etymology of degression

Middle English degressioun, from Medieval Latin degression-, degressio, from Latin degressus (past participle of degredi to go down, from de- + -gredi) to go, step + -ion-, -io -ion — more at congress

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