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re·gres·sive

(rē-gres'iv),
Relating to or characterized by regression.

regressive

(rĭ-grĕs′ĭv)
adj.
1. Tending to return or revert to a previous state.
2. Characterized by regression or a tendency to regress.

re·gres′sive·ly adv.
re·gres′sive·ness n.

re·gres·sive

(rĕ-gres'iv)
Relating to or characterized by regression.

regression

(rĭ-grĕsh′ŭn) [L. regressio, go back]
1. A turning back or return to a former state.
2. A return of symptoms.
3. Retrogression.
4. In psychology, an abnormal return to an earlier reaction, characterized by a mental state and behavior inappropriate to the situation. Regression may occur as a result of frustration or in states of fatigue, dreams, hypnosis, intoxication, illness, and certain psychoses (e.g., schizophrenia).
5. In statistics, a procedure used to predict one variable on the basis of data about one or more other variables. regressive (-grĕs′ĭv), adjective
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In contrast, municipalities in large urban areas with less regressive taxation tended to have more heterogeneous housing prices and/or less unequal incomes.
We will debate vouchers despite the evidence that Medicare provides higher quality health care to our elderly and disabled at a lower cost than the nation's insurance industry, and despite the crying need for a debate about whether Medicare should continue to rely on regressive taxes.
While there are no easy measures to determine whether the bidding war between states also encourages regressive spending policies, it's not hard to imagine that the same forces that skew tax policy in favor of the rich apply here as well.
A dedicated income stream from this broad-based sales tax would replace the narrow, regressive payroll tax currently used to fund Social Security and Medicare.
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By a two-to-one margin, North Carolinians wanted to abolish the state's sales tax on groceries, a regressive tax first imposed in 1961 to benefit the state's public schools.
Parents need to be alert for anxiety in children who become frightened when exposed to television coverage -- fear and anxiety can be manifested by attention-getting behavior, physical complaints, regressive symptoms and declining school performance.
He was all that stood between legislative Democrats and a hefty, regressive tax hike in the middle of an economic recession.
Starting in the '80s, after Charlier became an instructor at the Academie Royale des Beaux-Arts de Liege, enormous figurative paintings, regressive arrangements with sculpted figurines and nineteenth-century frames, fake Cubist and Futurist works, and scenographic arrangements accumulate with a formal aggressiveness that cuts short any possibility of pleasure.
Be alert for anxiety symptoms in children who become frightened when exposed to the television war coverage -- Fear and anxiety can be manifested by attention-getting behavior, physical complaints, regressive symptoms and declining school performance.
Short of a successful legal challenge, that leaves one credible obstacle to the tripling of a punitive, regressive tax in the midst of an economic recession.
If, as Freud said, appreciation of the genital organ's primitive beauty is displaced and diffused onto the body as a whole as we grow older, then it can be said that Saville, brilliantly regressive, restores beauty to the primitive genital organ.