# Definitions and Synonyms of *regression toward the mean* | Another word for *regression toward the mean* | What is *regression toward the mean? *

*Definition 1: 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) - [noun denoting cognition]*

*Synonyms for regression toward the mean in the sense of this definition*

*(**regression toward the mean* is a kind of ...) a method of analyzing or representing statistical data; a procedure for calculating a statistic

*regression toward the mean*is a kind of ...) a method of analyzing or representing statistical data; a procedure for calculating a statistic

*(... is a kind of **regression toward the mean* ) the relation between variables when the regression equation is linear: e.g., y = ax + b

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

*(... is a kind of **regression toward the mean* ) the relation between variables when the regression equation is nonlinear (quadratic or higher order)

*regression toward the mean*) the relation between variables when the regression equation is nonlinear (quadratic or higher order)

*(... is part of **regression toward the mean*) the use of regression to make quantitative predictions of one variable from the values of another

*regression toward the mean*) the use of regression to make quantitative predictions of one variable from the values of another