Definition of Regression

1. Noun. An abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely.




2. Noun. (psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which you flee from reality by assuming a more infantile state.

3. Noun. 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).

4. Noun. Returning to a former state.
Exact synonyms: Regress, Retrogression, Retroversion, Reversion
Generic synonyms: Reversal
Derivative terms: Regress, Regress, Retrogress, Retrovert, Revert

Definition of Regression

1. n. The act of passing back or returning; retrogression; retrogradation.

Definition of Regression

1. Noun. An action of regressing, a return to a previous state. ¹

2. Noun. (psychotherapy) A psychotherapeutic method whereby healing is facilitated by inducing the patient to act out behaviour typical of an earlier developmental stage. ¹

3. Noun. (statistics) An analytic method to measure the association of one or more independent variables with a dependent variable. ¹

4. Noun. (statistics) An equation using specified and associated data for two or more variables such that one variable can be estimated from the remaining variable(s). ¹

5. Noun. (programming) The reappearance of a bug in a piece of software that had previously been fixed. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Regression

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Medical Definition of Regression

1. 1. A return to a former or earlier state. 2. A subsidence of symptoms or of a disease process. 3. A return to earlier, especially to infantile, patterns of thought or behaviour, a characteristic of many mental disorders also exhibited by normal persons in many situations, for example feelings of helplessness and dependency in a patient with a serious physical illness. Origin: L. Regressio = a return This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Literary usage of Regression

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1. Theory of Differential Equations by Andrew Russell Forsyth (1906)
"The edge of regression on the envelope surface, which is the general integral, is itself the envelope of the characteristic circles; and the earlier ..."

2. Introduction to Mathematical Statistics by Carl Joseph West (1918)
"Linear regression. A straight line fitted to the means of the arrays is called ... Whenever a curve of means approximates a straight line the regression is ..."

3. Multivariate Analysis and Its Applications by Theodore Wilbur Anderson, Kʻai-tʻai Fang, Ingram Olkin (1994)
"One approach to nonparametric regression is local regression, specifically the local fitting of linear and quadratic polynomials of the factors. ..."

4. Preventive Medicine and Hygiene by Milton Joseph Rosenau, George Chandler Whipple, John William Trask, Thomas William Salmon (1921)
"Gallon's Law of Filial regression.—Filial regression has nothing to do with ... The law of filial regression concretely stated is that offspring are not ..."

5. Preventive medicine and hygiene by Milton Joseph Rosenau (1917)
"The law of filial regression concretely stated is that offspring are not likely to differ ... a regression toward the mean height of the general population. ..."

6. Preventive Medicine and Hygiene by Milton Joseph Rosenau, George Chandler Whipple, John William Trask, Thomas William Salmon (1916)
"Gallon's Law of Filial regression.—Filial regression has nothing to do with ... The law of filial regression concretely stated is that offspring are not ..."

7. Surface Temperature Reconstructions for the Last 2,000 Years by National Research Council (U.S.) (2006)
"One is the variance of the errors in the regression equation, ... PRINCIPAL COMPONENT regression The basic idea behind principal component regression is to ..."

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