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sliding scalenoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˌslaɪ.dɪŋ ˈskeɪl/  us   /ˌslaɪ.dɪŋ ˈskeɪl/
(Definition of sliding scale from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sliding scalenoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us   TAX, ACCOUNTING, FINANCE
a system for deciding payments or rates so that they change in relation to particular conditions: He is considering a sliding scale of fees for wealthier families based on their income.on a sliding scale Large gifts of capital are taxed on a sliding scale 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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