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regression

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Noun regression has 4 senses
  1. arrested development, fixation, infantile fixation, regression - an abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely
    --1 is a kind of abnormality, abnormalcy, abnormal condition
  2. regression - (psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which you flee from reality by assuming a more infantile state
    --2 is a kind of
    defense mechanism, defense reaction, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense, defence
  3. regression, simple regression, regression toward the mean, statistical regression - 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)
    --3 is a kind of statistical method, statistical procedure
    --3 is a part of regression analysis
    --3 has particulars: linear regression, rectilinear regression; curvilinear regression
  4. regression, regress, reversion, retrogression, retroversion - returning to a former state
    --4 is a kind of reversal
    Derived form: verb regress2
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