# Definitions and Synonyms of *regression coefficient* | Another word for *regression coefficient* | What is *regression coefficient? *

*Definition 1: when the regression line is linear (y = ax + b) the regression coefficient is the constant (a) that represents the rate of change of one variable (y) as a function of changes in the other (x); it is the slope of the regression line - [noun denoting cognition]*

*(**regression coefficient* is a kind of ...) any statistic computed by procedures that assume the data were drawn from a particular distribution

*regression coefficient*is a kind of ...) any statistic computed by procedures that assume the data were drawn from a particular distribution

*(... is part of **regression coefficient*) the relation between variables when the regression equation is linear: e.g., y = ax + b

*regression coefficient*) the relation between variables when the regression equation is linear: e.g., y = ax + b