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## English noun | |||

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

Synonyms | arrested 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 category | psychiatry, 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) | ||

Synonyms | regression toward the mean, simple regression, statistical regression | ||

Broader (hypernym) | statistical method, statistical procedure | ||

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

Part meronym | regression analysis | ||

Domain category | statistics | ||

4. | regression (act) returning to a former state | ||

Synonyms | regress, retrogression, retroversion, reversion | ||

Broader (hypernym) | reversal | ||

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