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Webster 1913 Edition


Regression

Re-gres′sion

(r?-gr?sh′?n)
,
Noun.
[L.
regressio
: cf. F.
régression
.]
The act of passing back or returning; retrogression; retrogradation.
Sir T. Browne.
Edge of regression
(of a surface)
(Geom.)
,
the line along which a surface turns back upon itself; – called also a
cuspidal edge
.
Regression point
(Geom.)
,
a cusp.

Webster 1828 Edition


Regression

REGRES'SION

,
Noun.
The act of passing back or returning.

Definition 2022


regression

regression

See also: régression

English

Noun

regression (countable and uncountable, plural regressions)

  1. 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.
  2. An action of travelling back in time.
  3. (psychotherapy) A psychotherapeutic method whereby healing is facilitated by inducing the patient to act out behaviour typical of an earlier developmental stage.
  4. (statistics) An analytic method to measure the association of one or more independent variables with a dependent variable.
  5. (statistics) An equation using specified and associated data for two or more variables such that one variable can be estimated from the remaining variable(s).
  6. (programming) The reappearance of a bug in a piece of software that had previously been fixed.
  7. (medicine) The diminishing of a cellular mass like a tumor, or of an organ size.

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  • linear regression

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Finnish

Noun

regression

  1. Genitive singular form of regressio.