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Noun regression has 4 senses
 arrested development, fixation, infantile fixation, regression  an abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely
_{1} is a kind of abnormality, abnormalcy, abnormal condition
 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
 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
 regression, regress, reversion, retrogression, retroversion  returning to a former state
_{4} is a kind of reversal
