Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A descent by stages or steps.

Etymologies

Middle English, from Medieval Latin dēgressiō, dēgressiōn-, descent, from Latin dēgressus, past participle of dēgredī, to step down : dē-, de- + gradī, to step; see ghredh- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Doyle: I didn't realize you were a Keynsian economics! might want to check your economic history of the US--all of Roosevelt's programs did little to pull us out of the degression; Look at the unemployment rate at the beginning of WWII, which if memory serves was nearly 20%.

    "I think we're slipping toward a recession. A couple of people that I met on the street, they work in construction. They tell me it's slowed down."

  • This is a Chinese region, so the degression is excusable.

    The Golden Chersonese and the way thither

  • Striking only fuels the flames of degression and not progression!!!

    IOL: News

  • The German parliament has approved proposals for acceleration of degression rates for stand-alone installations from 5\% per year in 2008 to 10\% per year in 2010 and 9\% from 2011 onwards.

    TreeHugger

  • In recent years, the level of the German FIT for solar PV has decreased to some extent, and an element of degression has been introduced.

    TreeHugger

  • I read about Sarah Palin and her yahoo-account ... it´s alarming how naive some people are concerning the www ... even more alarming if these people are prominent and should know that information about them spread fast by the media and can cause their degression or at least some kinda scandal. mindcorrosive on September 22, 2008 at 11: 20pm

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  • The corresponding rate for large businesses has an annual degression rate of 2.5 percentage points.

    PR Newswire: All Releases

  • The new IZ calls for a yearly degression in the incentive amounts.

    PR Newswire: All Releases

  • However, a footnote buried deep in the report turned out to be prescient: "While the new German coalition is discussing accelerating the degression [sic] of feed-in tariffs, this is tied to declining cost for solar power.

    Reason Magazine

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