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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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