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sliding scale

noun [C usually singular] uk   us  
a system in which the rate at which something is paid changes as a result of other conditions: Charges are made on a sliding scale, which means that the amount you must pay increases with the level of your income.
Translations of “sliding scale”
in Chinese (Traditional) 滑動折算制,浮動計演算法…
in Chinese (Simplified) 滑动折算制,浮动计算法…
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