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  Definition of regression
  1. returning to a former state
  2. the relation between selected values of x and observed values of y (from which the most probable value of y can be predicted for any value of x)
  3. (psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which you flee from reality by assuming a more infantile state
  4. an abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely
Similar Words: regress, reversion, retrogression, retroversion, simple regression, regression toward the mean, statistical regression, arrested development, fixation, infantile fixation

 

Hyponyms: linear regression, rectilinear regression, curvilinear regression

 

Part Meronyms: regression analysis

 

Derivational Morphology: revert, return, retrovert, regress, turn back, retrograde, retrogress

 

Anagrams: siren song, grogginess, engrossing

 

 
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