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noun [countable] sliding scale pronunciation in British English /ˌslaɪdɪŋ ˈskeɪl/
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singularsliding scale
pluralsliding scales
  1. 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 a sliding scale of fees based on patients’ income.

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