sliding scale

sliding scale
Synonyms and related words:
base pay, compensation, dismissal wage, earnings, escalator clause, escalator plan, financial remuneration, gross income, guaranteed annual wage, hire, income, living wage, minimum wage, net income, pay, pay and allowances, payment, payroll, portal-to-portal pay, purchasing power, real wages, remuneration, salary, severance pay, take-home, take-home pay, taxable income, total compensation, wage, wage control, wage freeze, wage reduction, wage rollback, wage scale, wages, wages after deductions, wages after taxes

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  • sliding scale — ➔ scale * * * sliding scale UK US noun [C, usually singular] 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… …   Financial and business terms

  • Sliding scale — Sliding Slid ing, a. 1. That slides or slips; gliding; moving smoothly. [1913 Webster] 2. Slippery; elusory. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] That sliding science hath me made so bare. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] {Sliding friction} (Mech.), the resistance one… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sliding scale — n [C usually singular] a system for calculating how much you pay for taxes, medical treatment etc, in which the amount that you pay changes according to different conditions on a sliding scale ▪ Fees are calculated on a sliding scale …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sliding scale — sliding scales N COUNT: usu sing, oft N of n, on a N Payments such as wages or taxes that are calculated on a sliding scale are higher or lower depending on various different factors. Many practitioners have a sliding scale of fees for those who… …   English dictionary

  • sliding scale — ► NOUN ▪ a scale of fees, wages, etc., that varies in accordance with the variation of some standard …   English terms dictionary

  • sliding scale — n. a standard or schedule, as of costs, wages, fees, tariff rates, etc., that varies in accordance with given conditions or standards, as cost of living, level of income, etc …   English World dictionary

  • sliding scale — noun a wage scale that fluctuates in response to the cost of living index • Hypernyms: ↑wage scale, ↑wage schedule * * * noun, pl ⋯ scales [count] : a system in which the amount that people are required to pay in fees, taxes, etc., changes… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sliding scale — UK [ˌslaɪdɪŋ ˈskeɪl] / US noun [countable] Word forms sliding scale : singular sliding scale plural sliding scales a system of making payments or paying taxes where the amount that you pay changes according to a fixed set of rates The doctor has… …   English dictionary

  • sliding scale — noun Date: 1842 1. a wage scale geared to the selling price of the product or to the consumer price index but usually guaranteeing a minimum below which the wage will not fall 2. a. a system for raising or lowering tariffs in accord with price… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sliding scale — slid|ing scale [ ,slaıdıŋ skeıl ] noun count a system of making payments or paying taxes where the amount you pay changes according to a fixed set of rates: The doctor has a sliding scale of fees based on patients income …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Sliding scale fees — are variable costs for services or products based on the buyer s ability to pay, and the provider s ability to make a variable profit or have the cost subsidised by other means. The provider may wish to extend a service by reducing the cost to… …   Wikipedia

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