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sliding scale in Business topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsliding scaleˌsliding ˈscale noun [countable usually singular] 🔊 🔊 BJUDGEa system for calculating how much you pay for taxes, medical treatment etc, in which the amount that you pay changes according to different conditionson a sliding scale 🔊 Fees are calculated on a sliding scale.
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sliding scaleThe Trotskyist movement has long advocated a sliding scale of wages to meet the rising cost of living.Its correlative, a sliding scale of hours to meet unemployment, is now becoming timely.The disparity between solar noon and mean noon widens and narrows as the seasons change, on a sliding scale.The rest of the kitty will be divided among the other 21 clubs on a sliding scale in units of £35,000.The fee is on a sliding scale according to value, and nobody who appraises for us is paid for it.What was the going rate, his professional self asked, and was it adjusted to a sliding scale?So it was that the trade emulated this sliding scale system for the populace at large.on a sliding scaleCharges will be assessed on a sliding scale according to the volume, nature and location of discharges.Fees will be on a sliding scale, and there will be a creche available.In both cases, the charges would be on a sliding scale, with environmentally-damaging practises attracting penal rates.The disparity between solar noon and mean noon widens and narrows as the seasons change, on a sliding scale.The rest of the kitty will be divided among the other 21 clubs on a sliding scale in units of £35,000.Therapists' fees are figured on a sliding scale.The fee is on a sliding scale according to value, and nobody who appraises for us is paid for it.The cancellation fee is usually expressed as a percentage of the contract price, and varies on a sliding scale.