Definition of sliding scale in English:

sliding scale

Syllabification: slid·ing scale


  • A scale of fees, taxes, wages, etc., that varies in accordance with variation of some standard.
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    • 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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