Definition of sliding scale in English:

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sliding scale

Pronunciation: /ˌslīdiNG ˈskāl/


A scale of fees, taxes, wages, etc., that varies in accordance with variation of some standard.
Example sentences
  • It charges corporate income tax on a sliding scale, dependent upon a company's in-state sales.
  • However, they may still charge a sliding scale early encashment penalty.
  • It's a sliding scale which varies according to the individual's level of trust in God.

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Syllabification: slid·ing scale

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