Definition of Regression:

  1. A measure of the relation between the mean value of one variable (e.g. output) and corresponding values of other variables (e.g. time and cost).

  2. A technique for determining the statistical relationship between two or more variables where a change in a dependent variable is associated with, and depends on, a change in one or more independent variables.

    See also correlation.

  3. A return to a former or less developed state.

Synonyms of Regression

Decline, Downturn, Fall, Falling, Falling away, Slipping, Drop, Deterioration, Worsening, Degeneration, Dereliction, Backsliding, Regression, Retrogression, Decay, Descent, Sinking, Slide, Ebb, Waning, Corruption, Debasement, Tainting, Corrosion, Impairment, Brownian movement, Freudian fixation, About-face, Advance, Angular motion, Arrested development, Ascending, Ascent, Atavism, Axial motion, Backflowing, Backing, Backset, Backsliding, Backward deviation, Backward motion, Career, Climbing, Comedown, Course, Current, Debasement, Decadence, Decadency, Declension, Declination, Decline, Deformation, Degeneracy, Degenerateness, Degeneration, Degradation, Demotion, Depravation, Depravedness, Depreciation, Derogation, Descending, Descent, Deterioration, Devolution, Disenchantment, Downtrend, Downturn, Downward mobility, Downward motion, Downward trend, Drift, Driftage, Drop, Dying, Ebb, Ebbing, Effeteness, Fading, Failing, Failure, Failure of nerve, Fall, Falling back, Falling-off, Father fixation, Fixation, Flight, Flip-flop, Flow, Flux, Forward motion, Infantile fixation, Involution, Lapse, Libido fixation, Loss of tone, Mother fixation, Mounting, Oblique motion, Ongoing, Onrush, Parent fixation, Passage, Plunging, Pregenital fixation, Progress, Radial motion, Random motion, Recidivation, Recidivism, Reclamation, Reconversion, Recrudescence, Recurrence, Reflowing, Refluence, Reflux, Regress, Rehabilitation, Reinstatement, Relapse, Renewal, Restitution, Restoration, Retreat to immaturity, Retrocession, Retrogradation, Retrogression, Retroversion, Return, Returning, Reversal, Reverse, Reversion, Reverting, Revulsion, Rising, Run, Rush, Set, Setback, Sideward motion, Sinking, Slippage, Slipping back, Slump, Soaring, Sternway, Stream, Subsiding, Throwback, Traject, Trajet, Trend, Turn, Turnabout, Upward motion, Wane

How to use Regression in a sentence?

  1. When designing a scientific experiment, sometimes you have to use statistical analysis involving regression curves to determine how the variables may have changed.
  2. Regression can tell us if there is a direct relationship between consumer satisfaction, payroll changes, and locale in a retail environment.
  3. We present the results of the linear regression analyses as relative risks and 95% confidence intervals.
  4. It is easy to blame unrest on economic regression.
  5. Many liberal Americans think that their countrys anti-LGBTQ laws cause the country to be in a regression compared to the rest of the western world.

Meaning of Regression & Regression Definition