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English noun: regression

1. regression (state) an abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely

Synonymsarrested development, fixation, infantile fixation

Broader (hypernym)abnormalcy, abnormality

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

Broader (hypernym)defence, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense, defense mechanism, defense reaction

Domain categorypsychiatry, psychological medicine, psychopathology

3. regression (cognition) 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)

Synonymsregression toward the mean, simple regression, statistical regression

Broader (hypernym)statistical method, statistical procedure

Narrower (hyponym)curvilinear regression, linear regression, rectilinear regression

Part meronymregression analysis

Domain categorystatistics

4. regression (act) returning to a former state

Synonymsregress, retrogression, retroversion, reversion

Broader (hypernym)reversal

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