1. [ noun ] (mathematics,statistics) 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)
Synonyms: regression_toward_the_mean statistical_regression simple_regression
Related terms: statistics statistical_method curvilinear_regression linear_regression regression_analysis
2. [ noun ] (psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which you flee from reality by assuming a more infantile state
Related terms: defense psychiatry
3. [ noun ] (medicine) an abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely
Synonyms: fixation infantile_fixation arrested_development
Related terms: abnormality
4. [ noun ] returning to a former state
Synonyms: reversion retrogression retroversion regress
Related terms: reversal revert
Similar spelling:   regress