Meaning of REGRESSIVE in English


— regressively , adv. — regressiveness, regressivity /ree'gre siv"i tee/ , n.

/ri gres"iv/ , adj.

1. regressing or tending to regress; retrogressive.

2. Biol. of, pertaining to, or effecting regression.

3. (of tax) decreasing proportionately with an increase in the tax base.

4. Logic. obtained from or characterized by backward reasoning.

[ 1625-35; REGRESS + -IVE ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .