Meaning of REGRESSION
Pronunciation:   ri'greshun



WordNet Dictionary 

 Definition:  
 [n] returning to a former state
 [n] 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)
 [n] (psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which you flee from reality by assuming a more infantile state
 [n] an abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely


REGRESSION is a 10 letter word that starts with R. 
 Synonyms:   arrested development, fixation, infantile fixation, regress, regression toward the mean, retrogression, retroversion, reversion, simple regression 

 See Also:   abnormal condition, abnormalcy, abnormality, curvilinear regression, defence, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense, defense mechanism, defense reaction, linear regression, rectilinear regression, regression analysis, reversal, statistical method  
Webster's 1913 Dictionary 

 Definition:   \Re*gres"sion\ (r?*gr?sh"?n), n. [L. regressio: cf.
F. r['e]gression.]
The act of passing back or returning; retrogression;
retrogradation. Sir T. Browne.
{Edge of regression} (of a surface) (Geom.), the line along
which a surface turns back upon itself;  called also a
{cuspidal edge}.
{Regression point} (Geom.), a cusp.


Computing Dictionary 

 Definition:   1. A mathematical method where an empirical function is derived from a set of experimental data. 2. regression testing. 

Medical Dictionary 

 Definition:   A decrease in the size of a tumor, or in the extent of cancer in the body. 


