Dictionary Results for regression


1. regression - noun

· an abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely

Synonym(s): arrested_development, fixation, infantile_fixation

Hypernym(s): abnormality, abnormalcy




2. regression - noun

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

Hypernym(s): defense_mechanism, defense_reaction, defence_mechanism, defence_reaction, defense, defence




3. regression - noun

· 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(s): simple_regression, regression_toward_the_mean, statistical_regression

Hypernym(s): statistical_method, statistical_procedure




4. regression - noun

· returning to a former state

Synonym(s): regress, reversion, retrogression, retroversion

Hypernym(s): reversal





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