degression

noun

de·​gres·​sion
dēˈgreshən
plural -s
1
: a stepping or movement downward : descent
used chiefly as a correlative of progression
2
: the decrease in rate in degressive taxation

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Degression.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/degression. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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