# regression

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## re·gres·sion

(rĭ-grĕsh′ən)*n.*

**1.**The process or an instance of regressing, as to a less perfect or less developed state.

**2.**

*Psychology*Reversion to an earlier or less mature pattern of feeling or behavior.

**3.**

*Medicine*Subsidence of the symptoms or process of a disease.

**4.**

*Statistics*A technique for predicting the value of a dependent variable as a function of one or more independent variables in the presence of random error.

**5.**

*Astronomy*Retrograde motion of a celestial body.

**6.**

*Geology*A relative fall in sea level resulting in deposition of terrestrial strata over marine strata.

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## regression

(rɪˈɡrɛʃən)*n*

**1.**(Psychology)

*psychol*the adoption by an adult or adolescent of behaviour more appropriate to a child, esp as a defence mechanism to avoid anxiety

**2.**(Statistics)

*statistics*

**a.**the analysis or measure of the association between one variable (the dependent variable) and one or more other variables (the independent variables), usually formulated in an equation in which the independent variables have parametric coefficients, which may enable future values of the dependent variable to be predicted

**b.**(

*as modifier*): regression curve.

**3.**(Astronomy)

*astronomy*the slow movement around the ecliptic of the two points at which the moon's orbit intersects the ecliptic. One complete revolution occurs about every 19 years

**4.**(Geological Science)

*geology*the retreat of the sea from the land

**5.**(Statistics) the act of regressing

**6.**(Logic) the act of regressing

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## re•gres•sion

(rɪˈgrɛʃ ən)*n.*

**1.**the act of going back to a previous place or state; return or reversion.

**2.**retrogradation; retrogression.

**3.**

*Biol.*reversion to an earlier or less advanced state or form or to a general type.

**4.**

*Psychoanal.*reversion to an earlier, less adaptive emotional state or behavior pattern.

**5.**the subsidence of a disease or its symptoms.

**6.**

**a.**a statistical procedure for determining the relationship between a random variable and corresponding values of one or more independent variables.

**b.**the relationship itself.

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## regression

This term implies a return to an earlier stage of psychological development. In the course of therapy, regression hypnosis is sometimes used in order to uncover the possible root of some current problem.

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Noun | 1. | regression - an abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurelyabnormalcy, abnormality - an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies |

2. | regression - (psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which you flee from reality by assuming a more infantile statepsychiatry, psychological medicine, psychopathology - the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders defence, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense mechanism, defense reaction, defense - (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires | |

3. | 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)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 statistical method, statistical procedure - a method of analyzing or representing statistical data; a procedure for calculating a statistic regression analysis - the use of regression to make quantitative predictions of one variable from the values of another linear regression, rectilinear regression - the relation between variables when the regression equation is linear: e.g., y = ax + b curvilinear regression - the relation between variables when the regression equation is nonlinear (quadratic or higher order) | |

4. | regression - returning to a former statereversal - a change from one state to the opposite state; "there was a reversal of autonomic function" |

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## regression

*noun*

A return to a former, usually worse condition:

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Translations

**regressio**

**regresjon**

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## regression

*n*(

*lit form*: = backward movement) → Rückwärtsbewegung

*f*; (

*fig*:

*of society*) → rückläufige Entwicklung; (Biol, Psych, Med) → Zurückentwicklung

*f*; his

**regression**into childhood → sein Rückfall

*m*→ in die Kindheit

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## re·gres·sion

*n.*regresión, retrogresión.

**1.**vuelta a una condición anterior;

**2.**apaciguamiento de síntomas o de un proceso patológico.

English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

## regression

*n*(

*psych, oncology, etc.*) regresión

*f*

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