# Dictionary Definition

regression

### Noun

1 an abnormal state in which development has
stopped prematurely [syn: arrested
development, fixation, infantile
fixation]

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

3 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) [syn: simple
regression,
regression toward the mean, statistical
regression]

# User Contributed Dictionary

## English

### Etymology

### Pronunciation

- (Canada) /rəˈɡrɛʃən/

### Noun

- An action of regressing, a return to a previous state.
- 1899: Thorstein Veblen, The Theory of the Leisure Class
- Few of these groups or communities that are classed as "savage" show no traces of regression from a more advanced cultural stage.

- 1899: Thorstein Veblen, The Theory of the Leisure Class
- A psychotherapeutic method whereby healing is facilitated by inducing the patient to act out behaviour typical of a an earlier developmental stage.
- An analytic method to measure the relationship between two or more variables.
- An equation using specified and associated data for two or more variables such that one variable can be estimated from the remaining variable(s).

#### Antonyms

#### Derived terms

- linear regression
- regression to the mean
- regression testing (computing)
- regression therapy (psychotherapy)

#### Translations

an action of regressing, a return to a previous
state

- Finnish: taantuminen, regressio
- Japanese: 回帰 (kaiki)
- Norwegian: regresjon

an analytic method to measure the relationship
between two variables

- Finnish: regressio
- Japanese: 回帰 (kaiki)
- Norwegian: regresjon

## Finnish

### Noun

regression# Extensive Definition

Regression could refer to:

- Regression (psychology), a defensive reaction to some unaccepted impulses
- Past life regression, (psychology) a process claiming to retrieve memories of previous lives
- Software regression, (software engineering) the appearance of a bug which was absent in a previous revision
- Regression testing, a software testing which seeks to uncover regression bugs
- Regression toward the mean, a common statistical phenomenon
- Regression analysis, a technique used in statistics and econometrics, of which examples include linear regression and nonlinear regression
- Infinite regression, a problem in epistemology
- Marine regression (geology), coastal advance due to falling sea level, the opposite of marine transgression
- Regression (medicine), a characteristic of diseases to express lighter symptoms without disappearing totally
- Age regression

regression in Czech: Regrese

regression in Danish: Regression

regression in German: Regression

regression in French: Régression

regression in Polish: Regresja

regression in Russian: Регресс

regression in Slovak: Regresia

regression in Sundanese: Régrési

regression in Swedish: Regression

regression in Turkish: Regresyon

# Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Brownian movement, Freudian fixation, about-face,
advance, angular motion,
arrested development, ascending, ascent, atavism, axial motion, backflowing, backing, backset, backsliding, backward
deviation, backward motion, career, climbing, comedown, course, current, debasement, decadence, decadency, declension, declination, decline, deformation, degeneracy, degenerateness, degeneration, degradation, demotion, depravation, depravedness, depreciation, derogation, descending, descent, deterioration, devolution, disenchantment, downtrend, downturn, downward mobility,
downward motion, downward trend, drift, driftage, drop, dying, ebb, ebbing, effeteness, fading, failing, failure, failure of nerve,
fall, falling back,
falling-off, father fixation, fixation, flight, flip-flop, flow, flux, forward motion, infantile
fixation, involution,
lapse, libido fixation,
loss of tone, mother fixation, mounting, oblique motion,
ongoing, onrush, parent fixation, passage, plunging, pregenital fixation,
progress, radial
motion, random motion, recidivation, recidivism, reclamation, reconversion, recrudescence, recurrence, reflowing, refluence, reflux, regress, rehabilitation, reinstatement, relapse, renewal, restitution, restoration, retreat to
immaturity, retrocession, retrogradation, retrogression, retroversion, return, returning, reversal, reverse, reversion, reverting, revulsion, rising, run, rush, set, setback, sideward motion,
sinking, slippage, slipping back,
slump, soaring, sternway, stream, subsiding, throwback, traject, trajet, trend, turn, turnabout, upward motion,
wane