Noun: regression ri'gre-shun- An abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely
- arrested development, fixation, infantile fixation - (psychiatry) a defence mechanism in which you flee from reality by assuming a more infantile state
- (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)
- simple regression, regression toward the mean, statistical regression - A return to an earlier state
- regress, reversion, retrogression, retroversion
Derived forms: regressions Type of: abnormalcy [US], abnormality, defence [Brit, Cdn], defence mechanism [Brit, Cdn], defence reaction [Brit, Cdn], defense [US], defense mechanism [US], defense reaction [US], reversal, statistical method, statistical procedure Part of: regression analysis Encyclopedia: Regression |