regression of y on x
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|Noun||1.||regression of y on x - the equation representing the relation between selected values of one variable (x) and observed values of the other (y); it permits the prediction of the most probable values of y|
statistics - a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters
regression analysis - the use of regression to make quantitative predictions of one variable from the values of another
equation - a mathematical statement that two expressions are equal