Regress

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English

Noun

Regress (uncountable)
  1. The act of passing back; passage back; return; retrogression.
    What is the progress or regress of man?
  2. The power or liberty of passing back.

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Verb

Regress (third-person singular simple present regresses, present participle regressing, simple past and past participle regressed)

  1. (intransitive) To move backwards to an earlier stage; to devolve.
  2. (transitive, statistics) To perform a regression on an explanatory variable.
    When we regress Y on X, we use the values of variable X to predict those Y.

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about-face, advance, ascend, back, back up, backing, backset, backslide, backsliding, backward motion, backward step, budge, change, change place, circle, climb, cock, come after, come last, degenerate, descend, deteriorate, disenchantment, disimprove, ebb, fall, fall again into, fall astern, fall back, fall behind, fall from grace, flip-flop, flow, follow, get behind, get over, get worse, go, go around, go back, go backwards, go behind, go round, go sideways, grow worse, gyrate, have a relapse, jerk back, lag behind, lapse, lapse back, let down, lose ground, mount, move, move over, plunge, progress, pull back, reaction, recede, recession, recidivate, recidivation, recidivism, reclamation, reconversion, recur to, reentry, refluence, reflux, regression, rehabilitation, reinstatement, relapse, restitution, restoration, retroaction, retrocede, retrocession, retroflex, retroflexion, retrogradation, retrograde, retrogress, retrogression, retroversion, retrovert, retrusion, return, return to, returning, reversal, reverse, reversion, revert, revert to, reverting, revulsion, rise, rollback, rotate, run, setback, shift, sicken, sink, sink back, slacken, slide back, slip back, slipping back, soar, spin, sternway, stir, stream, subside, throw back, throwback, trail, trail behind, travel, turn, turnabout, wane, whirl, worsen, yield again to

Etymology

(verb) From Latin regressus, past participle of regredi (to go back) < re- (back) + gradi (to go).

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɛs

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Noun

regress

  1. regress.

Etymology

Latin regressus - back step < re- back and gressus - step.

Declension

References

  • Useinov & Mireev Dictionary, Simferopol, Dolya, 2002 [1]
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