sliding scale Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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sliding scalenoun [C usually singular]

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a ​system in which the ​rate at which something is ​paidchanges as a ​result of other ​conditions: Charges are made on a ​slidingscale, which ​means that the ​amount you must ​payincreases with the ​level of ​yourincome.
(Definition of sliding scale from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sliding scalenoun [C, usually singular]

a ​system for deciding ​payments or ​rates so that they ​change in relation to particular ​conditions: He is considering a ​slidingscale of ​fees for ​wealthier families ​based on their ​income.on a sliding scale Large ​gifts of ​capital are ​taxed on a ​slidingscale if you die within seven ​years of giving.
(Definition of sliding scale from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sliding scale”
in Chinese (Simplified) 滑动折算制,浮动计算法…
in Chinese (Traditional) 滑動折算制,浮動計演算法…
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