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  • adj. Tending to decrease
  • adj. Decreasing in steps

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. going down by steps.
  • adj. gradually decreasing in rate on sums below a certain amount.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. going down by steps
  • adj. (of taxes) gradually decreasing in rate on sums below a certain amount


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  • Hence we conclude, that even the smallest steps in the evolution of plants which we are able to observe, may be divided into progressive, retrogressive and degressive ones.

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