pro·​gres·​siv·​i·​ty | \ ˌprō-(ˌ)gre-ˈsi-və-tē How to pronounce progressivity (audio) \

Definition of progressivity

: the quality or state of being a progressive tax

Examples of progressivity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The measure will generate a fair degree of progressivity in the water tariff policy for domestic consumers along with sensitising them on their consumption quantum. Niyati Seth, Quartz, 8 June 2022 To measure political ideology, The Chronicle used a metric called the Progressive Voter Index (PVI), which estimates the progressivity of voters in each San Francisco precinct based on how the electorate voted on recent ballot measures. Nami Sumida, San Francisco Chronicle, 12 Apr. 2022 Brie Flora, 30, a jeweler and metalsmith who came from Boston, is the face of such progressivity. New York Times, 12 Feb. 2022 That doesn’t mean each tax measure that flunks the progressivity test will be scrapped — far from it. Robert Goulder, Forbes, 7 June 2021 That progressivity ratio of 1.35 is far higher than in any other country. Phil Gramm And Mike Solon, WSJ, 14 Oct. 2021 On the more ambitious side, the IMF suggests developed countries closely consider increasing their reliance on inheritance and gift taxes and increase the progressivity of their income tax regimes. Nana Ama Sarfo, Forbes, 10 June 2021 The increase in the credit’s value and eligibility changes for households with very low incomes also marked an increase in the progressivity of the tax system. Marie Sapirie, Forbes, 20 May 2021 Democratic tax policy is wedded to an understanding of progressivity that doesn’t bode well for Americans abroad. Robert Goulder, Forbes, 7 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of progressivity

1880, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of progressivity was in 1880

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“Progressivity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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