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Regression   /rəgrˈɛʃən/   Listen
Regression

noun
1.
An abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely.  Synonyms: arrested development, fixation, infantile fixation.
2.
(psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which you flee from reality by assuming a more infantile state.
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).  Synonyms: regression toward the mean, simple regression, statistical regression.
4.
Returning to a former state.  Synonyms: regress, retrogression, retroversion, reversion.



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Words linked to "Regression" :   defense, psychopathology, defence, psychological medicine, psychiatry, statistics, abnormality, statistical method, reversal, defense reaction, defense mechanism, abnormalcy, defence mechanism, statistical procedure, defence reaction



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