Define: Regression

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Definition: Regression



What is the dictionary definition of Regression?

Dictionary Definition


  1. An action of regressing, a return to a previous state.
  2. An action of travelling back in time.
  3. psychotherapy A psychotherapeutic method whereby healing is facilitated by inducing the patient to act out behaviour typical of an earlier developmental stage.

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Full Definition of Regression


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.


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Synonyms For Regression


throwback, retrogression, atavism, relapse, regress


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Regression are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 9th January, 2020