sliding scale


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sliding scale

a variable scale according to which specified wages, tariffs, prices, etc., fluctuate in response to changes in some other factor, standard, or conditions

sliding scale

[′slīd·iŋ ′skāl]
(meteorology)
A set of combinations of ceilings and visibilities which constitute the operational weather limits at an airport; as the observed value of one element increases, the limiting value of the other element decreases, and vice versa.
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These wide fluctuations present challenges in both inpatient and outpatient settings, although each uses a different sliding scale system.
In contrast to respondents using a fiat percentage, respondents using a sliding scale, as discussed below, tended to use a much tighter materiality estimate.
If we are to assume that no jockey is to receive a pay cut from their current levels, and that the sliding scale will slide upwards from these starting points, then more money is going to be required.
Students whose parents or spouse earn over pounds 17,805 will be liable to contribute to tuition fees on a sliding scale up to a maximum of pounds 1,050.
The prepayment penalty on the permanent loan will be of a flexible, sliding scale nature and the lender charged a 1 percent fee for both the construction and permanent financing combined.
Licensing options include: monthly subscription fees, hosting, co-branding, regular database updates and sliding scale discounts.
However, the price will be discounted on a sliding scale should the NFL drop Carson from consideration between now and March.
hurdlers, but this year a sliding scale of increases will be in operation for the first time.
The loan has an amortization schedule of 25 years with a sliding scale prepayment penalty.
Proceeds from this benefit will help Blue Bear expand youth music programs and scholarships and continue to provide sliding scale tuition support for low income students.
Adams said University Preparation School will get from 10 percent to 20 percent of the proceeds, on a sliding scale depending on how much is sold in the live auction.