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Meaning & Definition of Regression in English

English

Regression

/rəgrɛʃən/

noun

1. An abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely

    synonym:
  • arrested development
  • ,
  • fixation
  • ,
  • infantile fixation
  • ,
  • regression

2. (psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which you flee from reality by assuming a more infantile state

    synonym:
  • regression

3. 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)

    synonym:
  • regression
  • ,
  • simple regression
  • ,
  • regression toward the mean
  • ,
  • statistical regression

4. Returning to a former state

    synonym:
  • regression
  • ,
  • regress
  • ,
  • reversion
  • ,
  • retrogression
  • ,
  • retroversion