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Noun: regression coefficient  ri'gre-shun ,kow-u'fi-shunt
  1. (statistics) when the regression line is linear (y = axe + b) the regression coefficient is the constant (a) that represents the rate of change of one variable (y) as a function of changes in the other (x); it is the slope of the regression line

Derived forms: regression coefficients

Type of: parametric statistic

Part of: linear regression, rectilinear regression

Encyclopedia: Regression coefficient